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Pitons Management Area World Heritage Site

Zone de gestion des Pitons, Saint Lucia

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Coordinates: 13°48′25.5″N 61°4′13.3″W / 13.807083°N 61.070361°W / 13.807083; -61.070361

The Pitons are two volcanic plugs in a World Heritage Site in Saint Lucia. The Gros Piton is 771 m, and the Petit Piton is 743 m high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.

The Pitons are located near the towns of Soufrière and Choiseul on the southwestern coast of the island. They are in the electoral districts of three and ten.

Situated at the top of the Piton Mitan ridge is the Ladera Hotel, offering a view over Jalousie bay and Jalousie Estate. The Jalousie Estate spans 320 acres and is home to The Jalousie Enclave, and the Jalousie Plantation resort, both built by Pascal Mahvi starting in 1990.

Saint Lucia's local brand of beer is named after these two mountains.

The Pitons are volcanic plugs. There are still sulfur springs and hot mud pools in the nearby Soufrière caldera, visible remnants of former volcanic activity in the area.

Pitons from northern view point

Gros Piton seen from the Piton Mitan ridge

Petit Piton seen from the Piton Mitan ridge

Gros Piton (left) and Petit Piton seen from the north-east

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  • WDPA ID902367
  • NamePitons Management Area
  • Original NameZone de gestion des Pitons
  • Country / TerritoryLCA
  • Sub locationNot Reported
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year2004
  • Reported Area km229.09
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)(viii)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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