St Lucia is 239 Sq Miles (619 Sq Km), 14 miles across and 27 miles long and is a part of the Windward Islands with Martinique 21 miles north, Barbados 100 miles east and St Vincent and the Grenadines 25 miles to the south.
St Lucia is a part of the British Commonwealth. The head of state is the Queen of England and we have an elected democratic government with a Prime Minister and a legal system very similar to that of England.
The official language is English with a French based creole often spoken as a second language.
St Lucia is lush, warm and green, with tropical rainforest covering much of the island. The dramatic topography of St Lucia varies from over 3000ft (900metres) above sea level, all the way down to the shores of the beautiful Caribbean sea.
The average temperature is 25 C (77 Fahrenheit) all year round. The wet season is from June to September and dry season is from February to May.
The currency is the East Caribbean Dollar made up of 100 Cents and is fixed to the US Dollar at a rate of EC$2.68 to US$1.0