Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean with 2 distinctive mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. It's known for its beaches and reef-diving sites, as well as its rainforested interior with waterfalls such as at Toraille. It's home to quiet volcanic beaches and fishing villages as well as luxurious resorts, and the capital, Castries, is a regular cruise ship stop.
Official Name: Saint Lucia
Area: 616 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 170, 649 (2007 est)
Languages: English, French patois
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)