Soufrière is a town on the West Coast of Saint Lucia, in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The town and the surrounding district has a population of 7,935. It was founded by the French and was the original capital of the island.

South of Soufrière are the Gros Piton and the Petit Piton, two giant volcanic plugs. The Pitons Management Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Soufrière is located within the caldera of the dormant Qualibou volcano and the area is geothermally active. There are numerous hot springs and fumaroles in the area.

Castries is the capital and largest city of Saint Lucia.

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Soufrière

View Over Soufrière Saint
View over Soufrière, Saint Lucia. (942k)
Soufrière Bay Anse Chastanet
Soufrière Bay with Anse Chastanet Beach in the background. (809k)
Soufrière Saint Lucia
Soufrière, Saint Lucia. (922k)
Soufrière Saint Lucia Gros
Soufrière, Saint Lucia with the Gros Piton in the background. (869k)
Downtown Soufrière
Downtown Soufrière. (746k)
Downtown Soufrière Christmas Tree
Downtown Soufrière. The Christmas tree was a little bit out of season. (1030k)
Hotel Complex Anse Chastanet
Hotel complex at Anse Chastanet Beach. (1122k)
Anse Chastanet Beach Gros
Anse Chastanet Beach with the Gros Piton in the background. (854k)

Coast of Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Coast Anse
Saint Lucia coast near Anse Chastanet Beach. (798k)
Saint Lucia Coast North
Saint Lucia coast north of Castries. (594k)
Saint Lucia Coast North
Saint Lucia coast north of Castries. (863k)
Saint Lucia Coast North
Saint Lucia coast north of Castries. (757k)
Rainbow Over Saint Lucia
Rainbow over Saint Lucia. (656k)

Volcanic Area

Gros Piton Huge Volcanic
Gros Piton, a huge volcanic plug. (764k)
Gros Piton Huge Volcanic
Gros Piton, a huge volcanic plug. (717k)
Waterfall Brown Areas Mineral
Waterfall. The brown areas are mineral deposits from hot springs. (1229k)
Fumaroles Boiling Mud Lakes
Fumaroles and boiling mud lakes. (1001k)
Fumaroles
Fumaroles. (889k)
Boiling Mud
Boiling mud. (1198k)
Boiling Mud
Boiling mud. (943k)
Volcanic Ash Deposit Formation
Volcanic ash deposit formation. (1265k)
Volcanic Ash Deposit Formation
Volcanic ash deposit formation. (1111k)
Sea Bird Colony Volcanic
Sea bird colony in a volcanic ash deposit formation. (781k)

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