Castries District

Castries District is one of 10 districts (formerly called quarters) of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. According to the 2012 census, the population of the district was 80,573, having shown a slow but steady increase over the past ten years. The capital of Saint Lucia, the city of Castries, is located in this district. During the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, the city of Castries plays host to several stages.[3][4][5]

Castries District
Port of Castries
Coordinates (Town of Castries): 13°59′17″N 60°58′25″W[1]
CountrySt. Lucia
Area
  Land90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[2]
  Total65,656
  Density726.85/km2 (1,882.5/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2:LC
LC-02

Geography

Castries Jazz Festival in Castries, Saint Lucia

There are 123 second-order administrative divisions in the Castries District.[6]

The town of Castries is a port city. Shoppers flock to the city's dozens of stores and to Castries Market for fruits, vegetables and handicrafts. Sightseers admire murals painted by a local artist inside Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and relax in Derek Walcott Square, named for the St. Lucian Nobel Prize–winning poet. Atop Morne Fortune (Hill of Good Luck) – where the French and English battled over control of the island – visitors take in panoramic vistas.

Castries is home to some of the most popular resorts on island, including The BodyHoliday LeSport,[7] Rendezvous Couples Resort,[8] Windjammer Landing, Sandals Resorts,[9] and more.

Government

The seat of the Castries District government is the town of Castries.[1]

The Castries District is divided into the following electoral constituencies represented in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia:[10]

  • Babonneau, population 12,844, Hon. Dr. Virginia Albert-Poyotte
  • Castries East, population 11782, Hon. Philip J. Pierre
  • Castries South, population 9463, Hon. Dr. Ernest Hilaire
  • Castries Central, population 7274, Hon. Richard Frederick
  • Castries South East, population 14516, Hon. Joachim Andre Henry
  • Castries North, population 11463, Hon. Stephenson King

See also

Panorama, coast of Castries

References

  1. "Castries". GeoNames. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  2. "CASTRIES" (PDF). The Central Statistical Office of Saint Lucia. Retrieved September 29, 2022.
  3. "Population by District". Saint Lucian Statistics. Archived from the original on November 24, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2006.
  4. "Castries first level administrative region". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  5. "Map of Castries District" (PDF). Statistical Office of Saint Lucia. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  6. "Castries". GeoNames. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  7. Stephen, Gezel. "Best Wellness Holiday Resorts | St.Lucia All Inclusive Resort". BodyHoliday.
  8. "Rendezvous St Lucia | All Inclusive Couples Resorts | Romantic Holiday". Rendezvous Resorts.
  9. "Sandals Resorts: Caribbean 5-Star Luxury Included® Resorts". Sandals Resorts.
  10. "House of Assembly". Government of Saint Lucia. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
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