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Saint Lucia

Saint Lu·cia

 (lo͞o′shə, lo͞o-sē′ə)
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 1600s, 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.
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Saint Lucia

(Placename) an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles: a volcanic island; gained self-government in 1967 as a British Associated State; attained full independence within the Commonwealth in 1979. Official language: English. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: E Caribbean dollar. Capital: Castries. Pop: 162 781 (2013 est). Area: 616 sq km (238 sq miles)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saint Lucia - a country on the island of Saint LuciaSaint Lucia - a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Windward Islands, Windward Isles - a group of islands in the southeastern West Indies; the southern part of the Lesser Antilles
Saint Lucia, St. Lucia - a volcanic island in the Windward Isles to the south of Martinique
Castries - a port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
2.Saint Lucia - a volcanic island in the Windward Isles to the south of Martinique
Saint Lucia, St. Lucia - a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
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