Religion in Saint Lucia


According to Countryaah data, Saint Lucia has a population density of 295 residents per km2, but almost the entire population lives on the coast. In 2019, 19 percent of the population lived in cities, of which the capital Castries (9,100 residents, 2012) is the largest.

By the end of the 1990s, the number of illegal immigrants increased so much that the government felt compelled to issue amnesty to illegal immigrants from other countries within the Caribbean Cooperation Organization.

Almost the entire population are descendants of African slaves.

People in Saint Lucia


According to thesciencetutor, English is the official language in Saint Lucia. As a legacy of the French colonial era, the majority speak yet another variant of Caribbean Creole French. Due to the authorities’ unwillingness to recognize this language, there is a change of language towards English, which now dominates in the larger cities.


About 95% of the population is Christian. 90% of them are Catholics who belong to the Diocese of Castries, which was founded in 1956 and became archdiocese in 1974. Other Christians are Anglicans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, Adventists and Pentecostal friends. There is an ecumenical collaboration between most churches in the Caribbean Council of Churches, mainly in the fight against poverty and marginalization.

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A large part of the population practices African-American religious traditions, especially the Neo-African Kelek cult.

Saint Lucia Religion