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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*

  • Pollution Statistics in Castries City

    Know the pollution level of Castries City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 79.17 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40 (Moderate)
  • Castries City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Castries City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Castries City.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Castries City - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 52.94 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 70.66 (High)
    • Pollution Index 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 7 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.11 (Moderate)
    • 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 6.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.8 USD

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