Saint Lucy, Barbados

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Saint Lucy
Map of Barbados showing the Saint Lucy parish
Map of Barbados showing the Saint Lucy parish
Coordinates: 13°18′N 59°37′W / 13.300°N 59.617°W / 13.300; -59.617Coordinates: 13°18′N 59°37′W / 13.300°N 59.617°W / 13.300; -59.617
CountryBarbados
Largest cityChecker Hall
Government
 • TypeParliamentary democracy
 • Parliamentry seats1
Area
 • Total36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total9,758
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeBB-07[1]

Saint Lucy ("St. Lucy") is the northern-most area in the country of Barbados. Saint Lucy is the only parish of Barbados to be named after a female patron saint, Saint Lucy of Syracuse. Saint Lucy was the location of a United States Navy base at Harrison's Point. Saint Lucy is also a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, east and west.

Saint Lucy is the birthplace of Barbados's first Prime Minister, Errol Barrow. It is also the birthplace of two cricketers; Charlie Griffith and Manny Martindale.

References[change | change source]

  1. iso:code:3166:BB, International Organization for Standardization