Geography of Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 616 km² (approx. 238 mi²). Continental shelf of Saint Lucia is approximately 544 km² (around 210 mi²). Saint Lucia is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Saint Lucia is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Saint Lucia is 475 m (1,558 ft).
Total length of land borders of Saint Lucia is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Saint Lucia has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of Saint Lucia is Castries. The largest city in Saint Lucia is Castries.
The average elevation range of Saint Lucia is 475 m (1,558 ft). The highest point of Saint Lucia is Mount Gimie, with its official height being 950 m (3,117 ft). The lowest point of Saint Lucia is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Gimie) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Saint Lucia is 950 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Saint Lucia is 616 km² (approx. 238 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 15,617 km² (~6,030 mi²). The continental shelf of Saint Lucia is approximately 544 km² (around 210 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Saint Lucia is approximately 16,233 km² (~6,268 mi²). Saint Lucia is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
170 km² of Saint Lucia's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 28% of all the land in the country. There are 39 km² of arable land in Saint Lucia, and it comprises 6% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Saint Lucia are forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal energy.