Canaries Quarter
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Canaries Quarter
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Canaries District
Rain forest in Canaries Quarter
Rain forest in Canaries Quarter
Canaries Quarter in Saint Lucia
Canaries Quarter in Saint Lucia
Coordinates (Town of Canaries[1]): 13°54?16?N 061°04?01?W / 13.90444°N 61.06694°W / 13.90444; -61.06694 (Canaries Town)Coordinates: 13°54?16?N 061°04?01?W / 13.90444°N 61.06694°W / 13.90444; -61.06694 (Canaries Town)
CountrySaint Lucia
Area
 o Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[3]
 o Total2,009
 o Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2:LC
LC-12

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.[1][3][4][5]

History

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.

Geography

There are eight rivers in Canaries Quarter:[5]

The following coves, points and bays (Anse) are in the Canaries Quarter:[5]

The following mountains are in the quarter:[5]

The Grand Bois Forest Nature Reserve is located within the quarter at 13°53?19?N 61°01?26?W / 13.888521°N 61.024024°W / 13.888521; -61.024024 (Grand Bois Forest Nature Reserve).[5]

Populated places

There are three towns in Canaries Quarter:[5]

There are two estates and one locality in the Canaries Quarter:[5]

Government

The seat of the Canaries District is the town of Canaries.[5]

The Canaries District is represented in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia by the Honorable Wayne D. Girard, Parliamentary Representative for the Anse La Raye/Canaries electoral constituency.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Canaries first level administrative region". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Saint Lucia Districts". Government of Saint Lucia. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ a b "2010 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report". Central Statistics Office. April 2011.
  4. ^ "Map of Canaries" (PDF). Saint Lucia Government. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Canaries". GeoNames. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Mount Gimie, Saint Lucia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "House of Assembly". Government of Saint Lucia. Retrieved 2021.

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