Saint Lucia is an island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, located Saint Vincent Island to the north , Barbados Island to the northwest and Martinique Island to the south. Saint Lucia was also known as the Helen of the West, was first colonized by French, Saint Lucia named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse in her honour, later in 1814, British took control this Island, Finally in 1979, St. Lucia gained Independence from British to become sovereign state. St. Lucia population in 2023 is estimated to be 186,137, covers country area of 617 sq km (238 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-seventy-seventh country by area and the one-hundred-eighty-third most populous country in the world. Its capital is Castries. Country code is LCA, Life expectancy of St. Lucia is 71.30 years for male and 77.71 years for female. The official language is English.
In 200 AD, Saint Lucia was known as Louanalao by the Arawak Indians, meaning Island of the Iguanas, and then later known by Hewanorra. The Caribbean Indians arrived in 800 AD and mixed their culture into Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia is a beautiful island with mountains, jungles, beaches, and historic sites radiate history, beauty and a sense of living poetry.Below table is the population of Saint Lucia from 1960 to 2020:
St. Lucia population in 1960 is 89,698, by 1970 the population is increased by 14,318 totaling to 104,016, by 1980 the population is increased to 117,828, and by 1990 the total increase of 138,019 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 138,019. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 156,737, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of St. Lucia increase by 17,355 with a change of 11.07 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 9,537 with a change of 5.48 percent and make up to 183,629. St. Lucia population in 2022 is estimated to be 185,337, Population of St. Lucia in 2021 is estimated as 184,487.
By 2010, 85.3 percent of the total population are Black, 10.9 percent are mixed African-European orgins, and 2.2 percent are Indians. 90 percent of the population are Christians, English is the official language of Saint Lucia.
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