Common English Name: Jamaica
Capital: Kingston

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: English patois

Resources

Bauxite, Gypsum, Limestone

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Black (92.1%), Mixed (6.1%), East Indian (0.8%)

People

Est. Population:

2,970,340

Demonym:

Jamaican

Religions:

Protestant (64.8%)
Atheist (21.3%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.9%)
Rastafarian (1.1%)

Largest City:

Kingston (584,627)

Other Cities:

Portmore (182,153)
Spanish Town (147,152)
Montego Bay (110,115)

Geography

Region:

Caribbean

Bodies of Water:

Caribbean Sea (Surrounded)

Total Area:

10,991 km2 (98.5% land, 1.5% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Hurricanes

Government

Type:

Constitutional parliamentary democracy with a commonwealth realm

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Admin. Divisions

14 Parishes

Independence:

6 August 1962 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Green and black streamertail

Nat'l Anthem:

Jamaica, Land We Love

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$8,800 (USD)

Currency

$ (Jamaican Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Jamaican Dollar)136.62

Communication

Internet Code

.jm

Telephone Code

+1 (876)

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Cultural Notes

Dance is very important in Jamaican culture.

Sources

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