|Coordinates (Town of Canaries): Coordinates:|
|o Total||16 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|o Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
Canaries District is one of 10 districts (formerly called quarters) of the island nation of St. Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. In 2010, the population of the region was 2,009 people, and they are mainly fishers and agricultural workers. The main town in the area takes the same name as the district and is located down the western coast from Castries, the capital of the country. It is the smallest quarter of Saint Lucia, both by population and area.
The name Kanawe is derived from the Amerindian word for cooking pots, in the past Canaries had a large sugar plantation that ran inland up the valley that stretches in an easterly direction from the village. Records show that Canaries has existed since 1763 and the original settlers came from the neighboring island of Martinique.
There are eight rivers in Canaries Quarter:
The following coves, points and bays (Anse) are in the Canaries Quarter:
The following mountains are in the quarter:
The Grand Bois Forest Nature Reserve is located within the quarter at .
There are three towns in Canaries Quarter:
There are two estates and one locality in the Canaries Quarter:
The seat of the Canaries District is the town of Canaries.