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Everybody knows about the Pitons, Gros Piton which is 2,619 feet high and Petit Piton which is 2,461 feet high. However did you know the highest mountain in St. Lucia is Mount Gimie?

It is 3,145 feet/958.6 meters high.

Did you know that upon becoming an independent nation in 1966, British Guiana changed its name to Guyana?

We have all heard about the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Did you know that the city of Trinidad renowned for its fine colonial architecture is in Cuba?

Source: The ultimate Caribbean Quiz Book by John Gilmore – 2003

This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]

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  1. Not only did I know, but we honoured it by naming our company's largest IBM server after it in 1999 following a team-building holiday on the beautiful island that year!

  2. Gros Piton is 2619 Feet
    Petit Piton is 2461 Feet
    Mt. Gimie is 3117 Feet

    • Petit Piton is the taller slimmer piton, Gros piton is the shorter wider piton. The Piton are named after their widths and not their heights.

  3. There is a typo in that story. The Petit Piton is 2,461 feet high not 2,641....
    As you have it Petit Piton is now higher than the Gros Piton!


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