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Map of Soufriere district in Saint Lucia

Basic information about Soufriere
Soufrière is a quarter on the Southwest coast of Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Soufrière was the former capital of Saint Lucia during times of French rule. It is now a small sleepy fishing port with an emerging tourism industry. It boasts several attractions including a \drive-in\ volcano, the Diamond Botanical Gardens with waterfall (briefly featured in the Superman II movie) and historic mineral baths, plus the nearby beaches of Anse Chastanet to the north and Malgretout to the south. The nearby plantation at Anse Mamin formerly Malmaison was at one time owned by Gaspard-Joseph Tascher de La Pagerie father of Josephine de Beauharnais. Although the exact locale of her birth has been the subject of dispute by historians -notable figures such as Henry H Breen, Mayor of Castries and Mme. Darlas Delomel, her childhood friend claim she was born in St Lucia, then baptized at five weeks in Martinique- it is certain that the Empress spent much of her childhood on her father's plantation. Framing the town to the south are the picturesque Pitons - comprising the Gros Piton and Petit Piton. They rise directly up from the coral reef beds and form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is popular for snorkeling and scuba diving. Soufrière doubled as the fictional town Port Agnes, capital of the equally fictional island of Cascara in the 1985 comedy movie Water. The movies Creature and White Squall were also filmed there.
Cities, towns & villages in Soufriere
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SoufrièreSoufrière is a town on the West Coast of Saint Lucia. The town and the surrounding district has a population of 7,935. Originally founded by the French it was the original capital of the island. There were large estates run by plantation owners of French origin and their descendants still live in the area. The French Revolution of 1789 resulted in many Royalists being executed and the slaves freed. However, Napoleon reintroduced slavery when he came to power. Show Soufrièreon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Soufriere
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SoufrièreSoufrière is a quarter on the Southwest coast of Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Soufrière was the former capital of Saint Lucia during times of French rule. It is now a small sleepy fishing port with an emerging tourism industry. It boasts several attractions including a \"drive-in\" volcano, the Diamond Botanical Gardens with waterfall (briefly featured in the Superman II movie) and historic mineral baths, plus the nearby beaches of Anse Chastanet to the north and Malgretout to the south.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Soufriere
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Soufrière RiverThe Soufrière river (French la Soufrière) is a river on the island of Saint Lucia. The French term \"Soufrière\" is a generic one referring to \"Sulphury\" volcanic peaks called La Soufrière or Soufrière Hills on each of St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe. A river separates the town of Soufrière from the Fond Beniere area. A section of the river above the town was canalised and realigned in 1972; the river was realigned again in 1994.Show on map
Mamin RiverThe Mamin River is a river of Saint Lucia.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Soufriere
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Petit PitonPetit Piton is one of two mountains overlooking Soufrière Bay in the southwest of Saint Lucia. Petit Piton lies towards the middle of the bay, south of the town of Soufrière and north of the larger mountain, Gros Piton, to which it is linked by the Piton Mitan Ridge. Petit Piton rises to a height of 2461 ft (739 m).Gros Piton is taller than it by about 150 ft.Show on map
Gros PitonGros Piton is one of two mountains south of the town Soufrière in the southwest of Saint Lucia. Lying at the southern end of Pitons Bay, it rises to a height of 798 m (2619 ft). It is the second highest peak on Saint Lucia, after Mount Gimie.Show on map