Saint Lucia Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Saint Lucia?

Geography - note:

the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean

Climate:

tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August

Saint Lucia Use of Natural Resources

Saint Lucia Environment

Climate:

tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August

Terrain:

volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys

Natural Resources:

forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential

Natural Hazards:

hurricanes and volcanic activity

Irrigated Land:

12 Square Miles
30 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Saint Lucia Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 238 Square Miles
616 Square Kilometers
Land Area 234 Square Miles
606 Square Kilometers
Water Area 4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 12 Square Miles
30 Square Kilometers
Coastline 98 Miles
158 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 13 53 N, 60 58 W
Terrain volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys
Highest Point 950 Meters
Highest Point Location Mount Gimie 950 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential
Time Zone UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

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