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Map of Castries district in Saint Lucia

Basic information about Castries
Castries Quarter is one of eleven Quarters on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. According to the 2012 census, the population of the Quarter 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 Quarter. During the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, the city of Castries plays host to several stages. 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, Rendezvous Couples Resort, Windjammer Landing, Sandals Resorts, and more.
Cities, towns & villages in Castries
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CastriesCastries /ˈkæstriːz/, population 20,000, aggl. 53,639, is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia, a country in the Caribbean. The quarter with the same name had a population of 70,000 on 22 May 2013 and stretches over an area of 80 km2 (31 sq mi). St Lucia's main post office is in Castries. Because most parts of the country do not use standard street addresses, mail is largely sent to P.O. boxes. Any mail sent without a town name ends up in the Castries post office. Castries is the birthplace of Arthur Lewis, winner of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Show Castrieson the map
VigieVigie is part of Castries, Saint Lucia. George F. L. Charles Airport, one of Saint Lucia's two airports, is located in this part, as well as one of Saint Lucia's two lighthouses. Saint Mary's College is also located in Vigie. Show Vigieon the map
DeglosDeglos is a settlement on the island of Saint Lucia; it is located at the northern end of the island towards its heart, between Trois Pitons and Barre Denis. In 2001 it had a population of 112 people in 30 households. Show Degloson the map
ChassinChassin is a town in the Babonneau region of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. The town first received a piped water supply in 2000. An aerial tramway in the rainforest was built in 2006. Show Chassinon the map
Marc MarcMarc Marc is a city in the Castries Quarter of St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles. It is located at an elevation of 528 feet. Airports nearest to Marc Marc from the city centre: \n* Vigie Airport, Saint Lucia (distanced approximately 8.3 km) \n* Hewanorra Airport, Saint Lucia (distanced approximately 24 km) \n* Lamentin Airport, Martinique (distanced approximately 71 km) \n* Arnos Vale Airport, Saint Vincent (distanced approximately 93 km) \n* J. F. Mitchell Airport, Bequia (distanced approximately 110 km) Show Marc Marcon the map
SarotSarot is a town on the island of Saint Lucia; it is located towards the heart of the island, between Vanard and Durandeau and close to Morne Ciseaux and La Treille. Show Saroton the map
VanardVanard is a community on the island of Saint Lucia; it is located towards the heart of the island, near Sarot. Show Vanardon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Castries
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CastriesCastries Quarter is one of eleven Quarters on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. According to the 2012 census, the population of the Quarter 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 Quarter. During the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, the city of Castries plays host to several stages. Castries is home to some of the most popular resorts on island, including The BodyHoliday LeSport, Rendezvous Couples Resort, Windjammer Landing, Sandals Resorts, and more.Show on map
Different buildings in Castries
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Victoria HospitalVictoria Hospital is the main public health care facility in Saint Lucia. It is located in Castries. The hospital opened in 1887. The New National Hospital is under construction. It will replace Victoria Hospital.Show on map
Sir Arthur Lewis Community CollegeSir Arthur Lewis Community College is the only community college of Saint Lucia. The college was established in 1985 and is named after Saint Lucian economist and Nobel laureate Sir Arthur Lewis.Show on map
Castries Comprehensive Secondary SchoolCastries Comprehensive Secondary School is a secondary school located in Vide Bouteille, Castries, Saint Lucia. The school opened in 1974. It was donated by the Canadian government.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Castries
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Marigot HarbourMarigot Bay is located on the western coast of the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, 3.75 miles southwest from Castries and a short distance from the Saint Lucian National Marine Reserve. It is surrounded on three sides by steep, forested hills. The inland portion of the bay forms a hurricane hole, used to shelter boats from hurricanes. Marigot Bay is a historic landmark, having been the site of a number of battles between the French and British navies. The American novelist James A. Michener famously described Marigot Bay as \"The most beautiful bay in the Caribbean.\"Show on map
Cul de Sac RiverThe Cul De Sac River is a river in Saint Lucia. It flows north and then west from the central highlands in the south of the island, reaching the Caribbean Sea to the south of the capital. Castries. It is one of the longest rivers in Saint Lucia.Show on map
Castries RiverThe Castries River is a river on the island of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Castries
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Mount FortuneMorne Fortune is a hill and residential area located south of Castries, Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Originally it was a fort constructed by the French, it was captured by the British on 24 May 1796. A memorial to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers still stands commemorating the battle. The original fortifications still stand on the summit and the old military buildings are in a listed historical area. The Saint Lucia National Trust operates this area. Morne Fortune also hosts the Saint Lucian campus of the University of the West Indies as well as Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.Show on map