Saint Lucia is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago, covering an area of approximately 616 sq km and with 158 km of coastline. Saint Lucia’s terrain is volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys. The country is divided into 11 quarters: Anse-la-Raye, Castries, Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros-Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin, Soufriere and Vieux-Fort. Castries is the capital, with a time difference of 4 hours behind that of GMT. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar, and exports include bananas, clothing, cocoa, vegetables, fruits and coconut oil. The population of approximately 160,000 people has an ethnic mix including 82.5% black and 11.9% mixed race. The primary languages are English and French patois, and the predominant religion is Christianity.