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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative three and a half times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 606 sq km 2008 184th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 3.8 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 179th out of 224
Area > Total 616 sq km 2013 193th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 2,301 2011 21st out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,301 2008 21st out of 169
Climate tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August 2013
Coastline 158 km 2014 149th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 13 53 N, 60 58 W 2013
Geographic location Caribbean Sea , Windward Islands 2014
Land area > Sq. km 610 sq km 2008 176th out of 199
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago 2013
Natural resources forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 620 km² 2005 181st out of 204
Terrain volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); World Development Indicators database

Citation

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Saint Lucia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3