Friday, 30 December 2016

SAINT LUCIA

Saint Lucia (French: Sainte-Lucie) is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238.23 sq mi) and reported a population of 165,595 in the 2010 census.Its capital is Castries.
One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the island's first European settlers, and the only country in the world named after a woman.
The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than most Caribbean islands, with the highest point being Mount Gimie, at 950 metres (3,120 feet) above sea level. Two other mountains, the Pitons, form the island's most famous landmark. They are located between Soufrière and Choiseul on the western side of the island. Saint Lucia is also one of the few islands in the world that boasts a drive-in volcano.



These beautiful Registered Airmail covers sent from the Philatelic Bureau of St.Lucia in Castries. St.Lucia previously used UPU barcode labels for registered mails , now they shifted to common Caribbean designed barcode labels similar to St.Vincent . Soon Grenada also will accept the similar design. The covers posted on  November 16, 2016 and I received them in my hands on December 13,2016. Thank You postmaster for the perfect postmarks. 




These two Airmail covers sent from the Philatelic Bureau of St.Lucia in Castries. The covers posted on April 22, 2015 and I received in my hands on May 02, 2015. The registered one reached on May 14, 2015. The perfect red postmarks enhances the beauty of the covers. Thank You postmaster for the big help.

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