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    St. Lucia Geography - 1990

      Total area: 620 km2
      land area: 610 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 158 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      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

      Land use: 8% arable land; 20% permanent crops; 5% meadows and pastures; 13% forest and woodland; 54% other; includes 2% irrigated

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and volcanic activity; deforestation; soil erosion

      Note: located 700 km southeast of Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding St. Lucia on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of St. Lucia Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about St. Lucia Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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