Castries, Saint Lucia

🇱🇨 Castries is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia, an island country in the Caribbean. Castries is in a flood plain and is built on reclaimed land. It houses the seat of government and the head offices of many foreign and local businesses. The city is laid out in a grid pattern. Its sheltered harbour receives cargo vessels, ferry boats, and cruise ships. It houses duty-free shopping facilities such as Point Seraphine and La Place Carenage. The city is well served by a bus system and taxi service. St Lucia's main post office is in Castries. Castries is the birthplace of Arthur Lewis, winner of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

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Castries has a population of over 20,000 people. Castries also forms the centre of the wider Castries metropolitan area which has a population of over 53,639 people.

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