St. Lucia is an island in the Eastern section of the Caribbean Sea and bordering on the North Atlantic Ocean on one side. It is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and is divided into 11 quarters which are also called parishes by the locals and other island neighbors. The island has an approximate land area of 617 Km2. The quarters are Anse la Raye, Castries, Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin, Soufrière and Vieux Fort. Information included here about each of these quarters is from a 2001 survey.