The Voice presents 10 facts about the St. Lucia:
- St Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
- The island of Saint Lucia was given its name by French colonisers in the 17th century
- Despite a population of only 176,000, Saint Lucians have won two Nobel Prizes: Arthur Lewis (economics) and Derek Walcott (literature)
- The national bird is the St Lucia Parrot, or Jacquot, which is native only to Saint Lucia
- The national dish of St Lucia is figvét é lanmowi (green figs and saltfish)
- Covering 238.23 square miles, Saint Lucia is three and a half times the size of Washington, DC. The island is 27 miles long and 14 miles across at its widest point
- While English is the official language of Saint Lucia, Saint Lucian Creole French (Kwéyòl) or Patois (“Patwa”) is spoken by 95 percent of the population
- The island is home to fried or baked dough referred to as ‘Johnny Cake’ and often served with salt fish sauteed with peppers and onions.
- The closest islands neighbouring St Lucia are St Vincent to the south, and Martinique, to the north
- St Lucia is the second largest of the Windward Islands located in the eastern Caribbean Sea
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