Saint Lucia is a small island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of over 183,000 people and an area of 616 square kilometers. The country is divided into 11 districts and English is the official language. In terms of military and defense, Saint Lucia has one of the smallest armed forces in the region with around 500 personnel. The Saint Lucia Defense Force consists mostly of ground forces with some limited naval capabilities. Additionally, Saint Lucia spends around 1% of its GDP on defense spending which is one of the lowest in the region. Despite its limited capabilities, the country’s armed forces are well-trained to ensure security within its borders as well as for international peacekeeping missions in the region. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia lacks (2009) military units. A police corps is responsible for the country’s security. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that LCA stands for St. Lucia.
Castries, capital of the estates of St. Lucia in the Caribbean; 53,600 units in the urban area (2013). The town, located at a good natural harbor, was founded by the French in 1650, changed hands several times and came under British control in 1814. The city’s architecture is not much influenced by the variegated colonial past, as several fires have destroyed it, most recently in 1948. Lucia’s large tourist stream arrives, not least a few hundred thousand annual cruise tourists. In the hills to the east lies the facility Morne Fortune with a magnificent view of the city and to the neighboring island of Martinique.
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