|Coordinates (Town of Choiseul): Coordinates: |
|o Land||31 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|o Density||197.75/km2 (512.2/sq mi)|
Choiseul District is one of the 10 districts (formerly called quarter) of the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia. Located on the southwestern side of the island, the district is home to 6,130 people, according to the 2019 census. The seat of Choiseul District is the town of Choiseul.
The Choiseul District/Quarter was originally known as Anse Citron, and an independent parish was established in 1765. In 1769 a census was done and recorded 75 whites, 25 free coloured, 512 negroes and 69 estates in Choiseul. However, most activity was originally in the River Dorée area, south-east of Choiseul.
An Anglican church at River Dorée was built in 1846 and the first school was opened in 1848. The area was primarily run by English plantation owners and by the end of the 19th century the population was approximately 4,000.
A Catholic church was built in Choiseul village at the end of the 19th century by Father Pierre Prudent René. It took several years to build and by 1914 the church was completed.
The main city of the district goes by the same name, and is home to the indigenous craft of coal pot manufacturing on the island and many local arts and crafts can be purchased at the roadside craft market, including grass place mats, market chairs, and local clay products; such as coal pots which are still widely used in many St. Lucian kitchens.
The Choiseul District is an electoral district represented in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia. The district has been represented since July 2021 by Bradley Felix as the Parliamentary Representative. The district elected their representative during the countries recent general election.
The following are some of the local attractions in the Choiseul District:
The seat of the Choiseul District government is in the town of Choiseul. There are 39 second-order administrative divisions in the Choiseul District.
The Choiseul District is also an electoral constituency and has been represented since 2021 in the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia by Bradley Felix, Parliamentary Representative for the Choiseul electoral constituency.