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Castries /ˈkæstriːz/, population 20,000, aggl. 53,639, is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia, a country in the Caribbean. The quarter with the same name had a population of 70,000 on 22 May 2013 and stretches over an area of 80 km2 (31 sq mi). Castries is in a flood gut and is built on reclaimed land. It houses the seat of government and the head offices of many of foreign and local businesses. The city's design is 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 Carinage. Many restaurants offer menus from local to Chinese. Supermarkets and other shopping facilities provide goods. The city is well served by a bus system and taxi service. St Lucia's main post office is in Castries. Because most parts of the country do not use standard street addresses, mail is largely sent to P.O. boxes. Any mail sent without a town name ends up in the Castries post office. Castries is the birthplace of Arthur Lewis, winner of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

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Facts and Stats for Castries City*

  • Living in Castries City - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 70.68 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Castries City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Castries City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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