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Where is Jamaica
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Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Greater Antilles a group of islands.

Cuba is located about 145 kms north of the country and about 190 kms east the Hispaniola, the island constituting of the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic located. Kingston city is the capital and largest city of the country.

The government type of Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The monarch is represented by a Governor-General. And the head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, and officially she is "Queen of Jamaica".

The climate type of Jamaica is tropical, with hot and humid characteristics. In terms of area, Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea. The island houses the Blue Mountains. Some of the important cities and towns are the capital city Kingston, Portmore, Spanish Town, Ocho Rios, Mandeville, Port Antonio, Montego Bay, and Negril. Not only this, Jamaica also houses Kingston Harbor, which is the seventh largest natural harbor in the world.

Moreover, for the Jamaica tourism, there are several points of attractions for the tourists distributed across the country. For instance, Dunn's River Falls in St. Ann, YS Falls in St. Elizabeth, the Blue Lagoon in Portland etc.

Quick Facts
Continent North America
Where is Located Jamaica is a country located in the Greater Antilles, Caribbean
Coordinates 17° 59' 0 N, 76° 48' 0 W
Capital Kingston
Largest City Kingston
Neighboring CountriesNone
Administrative divisions14 parishes
Area 4,244 Sq Miles
Official Language English
Currency Jamaican dollar (JMD)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeJM
ISO Alpha-3 Code JAM
ISO Numeric Code388
GDP $24.750 billion 2011 estimate
Calling code +1-876
Time Zone (UTC-5)
Internet TLD .jm