|Government||Westminster-style parliamentary democracy|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar (XCD)|
|Area||616 sq km|
|Population||166,312 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||English (official), French patois|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 7%, Anglican 3%|
|Electricity||240V/50Hz (United Kingdom plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC -4|
Saint Lucia is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean, off the coast of Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.
The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) are striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere that are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean.