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Island nation

Jamaica is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, about 145 kilometers (90 miles) south of Cuba. 1)

Third-largest island

Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola. 2)


The official language of Jamaica is English, although many people also speak a creole language called Jamaican Patois. 3)

Diverse culture

Jamaica is known for its diverse and vibrant culture, which has been influenced by a mix of African, European, and indigenous traditions. 4)


Jamaica has a rich history that includes the Taíno people, who were the island's first inhabitants; the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century; and British colonization in the 17th century. 5)


Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 and is now a sovereign nation. 6)


Jamaica is home to many famous musicians and bands, including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and the Wailers. Reggae, a music genre that originated in Jamaica, is widely popular around the world. 7)


Jamaica is also known for its delicious cuisine, which includes dishes such as jerk chicken, curried goat, and ackee and saltfish. 8)


Jamaica has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather year-round. The island is also prone to hurricanes and tropical storms. 9)

Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park

Jamaica is home to several national parks and protected areas, including the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. 10)

Tourist destination

Jamaica is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to the island to enjoy its beautiful beaches, resorts, and natural attractions. 11)

Tourist destination

Jamaica is the birthplace of several world-famous athletes, including Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, multiple Olympic gold medalists in track and field. 12)

Diverse economy

Jamaica has a diverse economy, with industries ranging from tourism and agriculture to manufacturing and mining. 13)

Jamaican dollar

The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar, which is abbreviated as JMD. 14)


The capital and largest city of Jamaica is Kingston, which is located on the southeastern coast of the island. 15)

jamaica.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/20 05:14 by aga