Choiseul, Saint Lucia

UTC-4 Geographic coordinate system Time zone
Choiseul
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Coordinates: 13°46′28″N 61°03′02″W / 13.7744°N 61.0505°W / 13.7744; -61.0505
Country Saint Lucia
QuarterChoiseul Quarter
Founded18th Century
Original nameAnse Citron
Founded byThe French
Government
 • Governing bodyChoiseul Village Council
Elevation58 m (190 ft)
Population
 (2005)[2]
 • Total6,323 (Choiseul District)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (ECT))
Area code(s)758

Choiseul 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.

Today, Choiseul is known for its local arts and crafts such as grass place mats, chairs, coal pots and woven baskets.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Weather in Choiseul. Current weather - lc.freemeteo.com". Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2020-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "乳酸菌でアンチエイジング エイジングケアは腸内改善から". Archived from the original on 16 April 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2017.