Saint Lucia

Country Profile
 

Saint Lucia
(Saint Lucia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
22 February 1979
Capital City:
Castries
Total Area Ranking:
192 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
189 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

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.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in St Lucia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: St Lucia
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – St Lucia
wikipedia: St Lucia
wikipedia: History of St Lucia

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in St Lucia.

Markings

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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Aircraft Operators

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

Commercial Aviation

St Lucia Airways

The World’s Airlines: St Lucia

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in St Lucia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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