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|Date of Independence:|
|22 February 1979|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|192 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|189 of 242 in the World|
Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its nearest neighbours are Martinique to the north, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the south and Barbados to the south east.
Due to its volcanic origins, the terrain of Saint Lucia is the most mountainous of any Caribbean island, with Mount Gimie rising to 950 m (3,120 ft). Numerous rivers descend from the mountains. The mountain sides are covered in tropical rain forest. The coastline has soft sandy beaches and good natural harbours.
Saint Lucia has a total land area of 617 sq km (238 sq miles) and had a population of 174,000 in 2009. The main ethnic groups are Afro-Caribbean 68%, Mixed race 17%, European 5%, Indo-Caribbean 3%, Carib 2% and others 3%. The capital city is Castries.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in St Lucia.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
St Lucia civil aircraft use the registration sequence J6-AAA to J6-ZZZ. Prior to independence the sequence VQ-Lxx was used, 1929-1979.
All-time Saint Lucia – civil aircraft register (VQ-Laa J6-aaa).
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Military Air Arms
No national armed forces
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (St Lucia Coast Guard) – no aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police Aviation (Royal Saint Lucia Police Force) – no aviation unit
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable
None at present
To be added
To be added.