Where is Jamaica?

Jamaica, is an island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. It is lies between latitudes 18.1096° North and longitudes 77.2975° West.

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Where is Jamaica
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Where is Jamaica Located?

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.

What is the capital of Jamaica?

Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island.

Facts About Jamaica

CountryJamaica
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
Independence fromThe United Kingdom
CapitalKingston
Largest City Kingston
Neighboring CountriesNone
Administrative divisions14 parishes
Area of Jamaica10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi) (160th)
Population of Jamaica2,961,167 (2020 UN Data)
Religion of Jamaica68.9% Christian, 21.3% None 6.5% Other (including African diaspora religions, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhism, and Jews), 2.3% NA, 1.1% Rastafarian
Jamaica Demonym(s)2Jamaican
Jamaica Official Language English
Jamaica National languageJamaican Patois (de facto)
Jamaica Currency Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Jamaica AirportsNorman Manley International Airport in Kingston; Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, Saint Mary Parish; Sir Donald Sangster International Airport in the Resort city
ISO Alpha-2 CodeJM
ISO Alpha-3 Code JAM
ISO Numeric Code388
Jamaica GDP ppp (2018)$26.981 billion[8] (134th)
Jamaica Calling code +1-876
Jamaica Time Zone (UTC-5)
Jamaica Internet TLD .jm

Places to Visit in Jamaica

Rick's CafeDolphin Cove Ocho RiosReach FallsNegril LighthouseEmancipation Park
Blue MountainsMystic Mountain, RainforestWinnifred BeachLong Bay BeachAqua Sol Theme Park
Dunn's River Falls & ParkGreen Grotto CavesBoston BeachSomerset FallsShaw Park Botanical Gardens
Doctor's Cave Bathing ClubJames Bond BeachDoctor's Cave BeachKonoko FallsPuerto Seco beach park
Rose Hall Great HouseMayfield FallsAppleton EstateLime CayFort Clarence Beach
Bob Marley MuseumYS FallsNational Heroes ParkBlue Hole Mineral Spring, JamaicaTurtle River Park
Hope Botanical GardensNavy IslandJamaica ZooWata Land park
Last Updated Date: Nov 8, 2020