So I was working today on a some code where I was passing in the URL as a parameter and needed to harvest the locale so that I could get the culture information, the WebPart was going to be involved with a geo-deployment. Here is the code to accomplish that:
public static CultureInfo GetLocale(string url)
SPWeb web = GetWeb(url);
CultureInfo locale = web.Locale;
Notice that you should take into account of disposing of the relevant objects that you are using!
The helper method that you see in the above is just a static wrapper that is called when I want to return a SharePoint Web, as opposed to having to re-code it each time. I keep it in a generic class library.
public static SPWeb GetWeb(string url)
SPSite site = new SPSite(url);
Happy geo-developing (that should be a word).