Jamaica is located in the Caribbean,
being4,244 square miles in size. The island is found at longitude and latitude of 18° 15′ N and 77° 30′ W. Jamaica’s landscape is one of cool lush mountains and hillsides, lush green valleys in the northern and interior parts of the island and sprawling warm plains in the southern regions.
- Jamaica has numerous rivers and watershed areas such as Rio Cobre, Dunn’s River Falls, Rio Minho, Black River and Milk River. There are also many white sand beaches, especially on the northern coasts.
Jamaica is divided into parishes: Kingston, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Manchester, Clarendon, St. Catherine, St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary, St. Ann, Trelawny, St. James, Hanover. Jamaica’s largest parish is St. Ann (1213 sq. km).
Tropical. Hot summers with rainy months being in April to June and October to November.
Gained independence from England on August 6, 1962.
Jamaica has just under 3 million people.
Jamaican English, Creole (Patois)
The Jamaican Dollar
- Prime Minister
Andrew Holness (presently)
“Out of many one people”
91% African-Black with minority Indians, White, Chinese, Syrians.
- Main Exports
Sugar, Bauxite, Alumina, Bananas, Coffee, Rum & Citrus.
- Jamaica’s claim to fame
Reggae, dancehall, Sports, Jerk Food, Marijuana, Rum and white sand beaches.
Mainly Christianity along with African retentions such as Kumina and Pocomania.
- Calling Code
- Time Zone
Standard Time or GMT-5 hours.
- Standard Voltage for Jamaica
The electricity voltage in Jamaica is 110-120 volts 50 cycle. Some buildings will have 220 volts 50 cycle.