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Basic information about Gros-Islet
Gros Islet is the newest town in Saint Lucia, having been recently (August 5, 1985) promoted from a village to a town. It is the location of the Beausejour Cricket Grounds where both One Day International and Test Cricket is played. Parts of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and 2010 ICC World Twenty20 were played there. It is the administrative centre of the Gros Island Quarter, a region of Saint Lucia which includes the island's northernmost point, Cap Point and the notable Cap Estate, where the renowned St. Lucia Golf and Country Club is located. It lies north of Castries, the capital of Saint Lucia, and features the Friday Night Street Party which is its major tourist attraction. Also known as the jump-up, the Friday Night Street Party encompasses several blocks, which have to be informally cordoned off with the stalls of street vendors. Steamed fish, barbecue chicken and St. Lucia's own Piton beer can be purchased from these vendors. Music can be heard through the old fishing village, and locals and tourist both dance in a central cross section in the small streets to the sounds of calypso, zouk, reggae and R&B. The Rodney Bay Area further south differs greatly from the small, makeshift housing littering most of the town of Gros-Islet. Catering mostly to the tourism populace, the areas surrounding the marina contain shops, malls, restaurants and night clubs that fall on the higher end of the spectrum compared to other local enterprises. Land development costs in the Rodney Bay area are extremely high. The exclusive beach front properties have almost all been purchased by small and large hoteliers, and restaurateurs, frustrating locals who continually see access to the public beaches being blocked by large construction projects. The night life reveals several clubs all in close proximity vying for clientele. The historic Pigeon Island (Saint Lucia) is a popular place for tourists because of it peacefulness and wildlife. A man made causeway connects it to the mainland.
Cities, towns & villages in Gros-Islet
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Gros IsletGros Islet (English: Large Island) is a community located near the northern tip of the island country of Saint Lucia. Originally a quiet fishing village, it has gone on to become one of the more popular tourist destinations in the country. Originally settled by the Carib (and possibly Arawak), a French map from 1717 provides the first identification of the area as Gros Islet. The community has had a long history of being a Roman Catholic parish, as the first priests who arrived on the island settled in the village in 1749. Gros Islet was first settled by the French from Martinique. Show Gros Isleton the map
MonchyMonchy is a town in Saint Lucia; it is located at the northern end of the island near Cas-en-Bas. Show Monchyon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Gros-Islet
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Gros-IsletGros Islet is the newest town in Saint Lucia, having been recently (August 5, 1985) promoted from a village to a town. It is the location of the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium where both One Day International and Test Cricket is played. Parts of the 2007 Cricket World Cup and 2010 ICC World Twenty20 were played there. It is the administrative centre of the Gros Island Quarter, a region of Saint Lucia which includes the island's northernmost point, Cap Point and the notable Cap Estate, where the renowned St. Lucia Golf and Country Club is located.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Gros-Islet
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Rodney BayRodney Bay is a bay on Saint Lucia; it is along the northwestern coast of the island to the north of Choc Bay. It is named after British naval officer George Brydges Rodney. Admiral Rodney won many battles against France by using a Fort built at Pigeon Island - which is the outer boundaries of Rodney Bay- to view any movements in France's naval base in Martinique. On a cloudless day, one can clearly see Martinique. The Fort remains in pristine condition at Pigeon Island and still has many canon positioned, as if ready for battle.Show on map
Dauphin RiverThe Dauphin River (Saint Lucia) is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Bois d’Orange RiverThe Bois d'Orange River is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Trou Grauval RiverThe Trou Grauval River is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Esperance RiverThe Esperance River is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Marquis RiverThe Marquis River is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Gros-Islet
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Pigeon IslandPigeon Island is a 44-acre (180,000 m2) islet located in Gros Islet in the northern region of Saint Lucia. Once isolated from the country in the Caribbean Sea, the island was artificially joined to the western coast of mainland in 1972 by a man-made causeway built from dirt excavated to form the Rodney Bay Marina. Composed of two peaks the island is a historic site with numerous forts such as an 18th-century British fort and Fort Rodney both used by the British to spy on French Ships from neighbouring Martinique. In 1979 it was named a national park and again in 1992 it became a national landmark under the control of the Saint Lucia National Trust. Today, Pigeon Island is the home and major venue of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.Show on map