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Jamaica

Common English Name: Jamaica

Capital: Kingston

REGION
Caribbean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
10,991 km2 (98.5% land, 1.5% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,022 km
CLIMATE
Tropical along coast
Temperate in interior
TERRAIN
Mountainous
Discontinuous coastal plain
HIGHEST POINT
Blue Mountain Peak (2,256 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Bauxite
Gypsum
Limestone
NATURAL DISASTERS
Hurricanes
DEMONYM
Jamaican
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (92.1%)
Mixed (6.1%)
East Indian (0.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English patois
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (64.8%)
Atheist (21.3%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.9%)
Rastafarian (1.1%)
POPULATION
2,970,340
LARGEST CITY
Kingston (584,627)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Portmore (182,153)
Spanish Town (147,152)
Montego Bay (110,115)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional parliamentary democracy with a commonwealth realm
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Andrew Holson
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
14 Parishes
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 August 1962 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Green and black streamertail
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Jamaica, Land We Love
GDP PER CAPITA
$8,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Jamaican Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $129.05 (JMD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.jm
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (876)

Dance is very important in Jamaican culture.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jm.html (Majority of information)

http://statinja.gov.jm/Census/PopCensus/PopcensusRedatam.aspx (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 9 November 2016