Cheryn Eakins CIA Website Presentation Australia vs. Saint Lucia
A Tale of Two Countries
Map of Australia
Map of St. Lucia
Australia’s Flag The Union Jack shows that the first colonization by Europeans was by Britain. In case you didn't know, Australia started as a penal colony. The Star of Federation is a seven pointed star. They came to the number seven, by giving each state (six in all) a point on the star, and having one more point for Australia's territories (of which there are several). There are two mainland territories, and several overseas, including two in Antarctica. The Southern Cross is a constellation that can be seen from all of Australia's states and territories.
St. Lucia’s Flag The blue field represents the Caribbean Sea, and the triangles symbolize the island's famous Pitons - the twin volcanic peaks.
In the Beginning… Australia St. Lucia The written history of Australia began when Dutch explorers first sighted the land mass in the 17th century. But it is believed that the indigenous people had been on the land mass for approximately 50,000 years. St. Lucia’s first inhabitants are believed to have come from South America around the year 200. The first European settlers arrived circa 1492 from Spain.
Australia’s Capital and Landmarks The capital city of Australia is Canberra but it’s largest city is Sydney, the home of the famous Sydney Opera House.
St. Lucia’s Capital and Landmarks The capital city is Castries. St. Lucia is a popular place for cruise ships because of its beautiful beaches and waterfalls.
National Holidays Australia January 26 (1788) Australia Day April 25 (1915) ANZAC Day (the anniversary of the landing of troops of the Australian and New Zeland Army Corps during WWI at Gallipoli, Turkey) St. Lucia Independence Day February 22, 1979
Area – Land and Water Australia Land -7,617,930 sq km Water-68,920 sq km Total – 7,686,850 sq km St. Lucia Land-606 sq km Water – 10 sq km Total – 616 sq km St. Lucia just 3.5 times larger than Washington DC whereas Australia is just slightly smaller than the lower 48 states.
Land Boundaries Neither Australia nor St. Lucia have anyland boundaries.
Natural Resources Australia St. Lucia
Agricultural Products Australia St. Lucia Wheat Barley Sugarcane Fruit Cattle Sheep Poultry Bananas Coconuts Vegetables Citrus
Natural Hazards Australia St. Lucia
Cyclones along the coast
Population Australia has a total population of 21,262,641 with a growth rate of 1.195%. St. Lucia has a total population of 160,267 with a growth rate of .416%.
Birthrate per 1,000 people
Australia has a birth rate of 12.55 births per 1,000 people and the total fertility rate is 1.78 children born per woman.
St. Lucia has a birth rate of 15.4 births per 1,000 people and the total fertility rate is 1.84 children born per woman.
Infant Mortality per 1,000 live births Australia
Male 5.08 deaths
Female 4.4 deaths
Total 4.75 deaths
Male 12.47 deaths
Total 13.43 deaths
Life Expectancy at Birth Australia Male 79.25 years Female 84.14 years Total 81.63 years St. Lucia Male 73.78 Female 79.27 Total 76.45
HIV Rate and People Living with AIDS Australia HIV Rate of .2% People Living with AIDS is 18,000 There was no information available for St. Lucia.
Religions Australia St. Lucia Catholic 26.4% Anglican 20.5% Other Christian 20.5% Buddhist 1.9% Muslim 1.5% Unspecified 12.7% None 15.3% Roman Catholic 67.5% Seventh Day Adventist 8.5% Pentecostal 5.7% Rastafarian 2.1% Anglican 2% Evangelical 2% Other Christian 5.1% Other 1.1% Unspecified 1.5% None 4.5%
Literacy age 15 and over who can read and write Australia Male 99% Female 99% Total 99% St. Lucia Male 89.5% Female 90.6% Total 90.1%
GDP per capita and Inflation Rate Australia
$38,100 per capita
Inflation Rate of 4.7%
$11,300 per capita
Inflation Rate of 1.9%
Unemployment Rate Australia 4.5% St. Lucia 20%
Telephones(Main lines in use) Australia St. Lucia Main Lines in Use 9.76 million Cellular Phones 21.26 million Averages out to 1 cell phone per person Main Lines in Use 51,100 Cellular Phones 105,700 Averages out to 1 for every .66 person
104 broadcast stations
1 broadcast station and 1 community antenna channel
Radio Broadcast Stations Australia St. Lucia AM 262 FM 345 Shortwave 1 AM 2 FM 7 Shortwave 0
Internet Users Australia 11.24 million St. Lucia 110,000
Airports with Paved Runways Australia 317 total St. Lucia 2 total
Roadways Australia St. Lucia 812,972 km total 341,448 km paved 471,524km unpaved 1210 km total No breakdown available
Manpower Available for Military Service and Military Expenditure Australia St. Lucia Males 4,999,988 Females 4,870,043 2.4% of GDP Males 48,358 Females N/A Military Expenditure Figure not available
Suffrage Australia St. Lucia 18 years of age; universal and compulsory. This means that those who are eligible to vote are required to do so. 32 countries currently practice this form of suffrage. 18 years of age Universal
Illicit Drug Use Australia St. Lucia Opiates Cocaine and amphetamines Transit point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe