from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island country of the West Indies in the Windward Islands south of Martinique. The island was probably sighted by Columbus in 1502. Resistance from the Carib inhabitants defeated several attempts at colonization by the English in the early 17th century, although France succeeded in establishing a settlement in the mid-1600s. The island changed hands several times between the two powers until the end of the Napoleonic Wars (1814), when it passed definitively to Great Britain. St. Lucia joined the West Indies Federation (1958-1962), gaining self-government in 1967 and full independence in 1979. Castries is the capital. Population: 171,000.
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- proper n. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Saint Lucia.
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- n. a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
- n. a volcanic island in the Windward Isles to the south of Martinique
The weather was fine, and I did not expect to be long in running across to Saint Lucia, which is one of the nearest islands in the Caribbean Sea to Barbadoes.
For some of these, such as Saint Lucia, bananas are a principal export.
Primary legislation will be necessary in Antigua, Canada and Saint Lucia.
The Catholic roots come from Sicily where Saint Lucia was killed for her beliefs and subsequently celebrated as a saint during the old Julian calendar winter solstice - on the 13th of December.
But the Church couldn't persuade the people to stop celebrating Saint Lucia, and so it has lived on ever since, both as a religious celebration and a cultural festivity.
Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops.
The World Database on Protected Areas reports 80 nationally recognized protected areas in Saint Lucia (29 more that in the summary above):
Protected area highlights for Saint Lucia (January 31, 2008):
Martinique is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, south of Dominica and north of Saint Lucia.
The United States, France, and the Netherlands recognize Venezuela's granting full effect to Aves Island, thereby claiming a Venezuelan EEZ/continental shelf extending over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea; Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines protest Venezuela's full effect claim.