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Saint Lucia: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic Coordinates13 53 N, 60 58 W 13.883333,-60.966667
Area total: 616 sq km
land: 606 sq km
water: 10 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline158 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainvolcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys
Natural Hazardshurricanes; volcanic activity
Natural Resourceforests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential
Land Usearable land: 4.84%
permanent crops: 11.29%
other: 83.87% (2011)
Climatetropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August
Irrigated Land30 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
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Important Cities
Geography-notethe twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean