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General facts on Jamaica

General facts on Jamaica

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Published by Agency for Public Information in Kingston (Jamaica) .
Written in English


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Statementproduced by the Agency for Public Information (Government of Jamaica).
The Physical Object
Pagination19p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18730614M

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. See the fact file below for more information about Jamaica or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which contains over 11 worksheets and can be used in the classroom or homeschooling environment.. Capital: Kingston Population: Nearly 3 million people. Maritime claims: This entry includes the following claims, the definitions of which are excerpted from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which alone contains the full and definitive descriptions: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal state extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in.

In , Jamaica became the largest bauxite producer in the world. 6. The highest peak is Blue Mountain Peak, m above sea level. 7. Mandeville is the highest located town in the country. 8. Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean. 9. The lowest temperature: °C was measured at Blue 11 Fun Facts About Jamaica and Jamaican Culture You Probably Don’t Know. 1. Jamaica is the Big Kid on the Block. Jamaica is the largest English Speaking Caribbean country. It’s true! With a population of almost 3 million, Jamaica may be small by world standards, but it is HUGE in the Caribbean world.

  From twins to bobsleds here are 12 Fun Facts About Jamaica. Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica (Hardcover) by. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. On Beauty (Paperback) by. Zadie Smith (shelved 1 time as jamaican) avg rating — 62, ratings — published Want to Read.


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General facts on Jamaica Download PDF EPUB FB2

The abolition of slavery in freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.

Jamaica withdrew from the Federation in and gained full independence in If you want quirky, cool or interesting facts about Jamaica, consider getting the Intriguing Jamaican facts ebook by clicking book (hard copy) version is also available here.

However, do continue reading if you are interested in a quick profile of our country. Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean islands, and the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean Sea.

Situated 90 miles south of Cuba, miles south of Florida, USA, and miles south-west of Haiti, Jamaica is approximately miles long, 51 miles wide, and has an area of. General Facts about Jamaica Below are some general info such as total population, land area, biggest lake, highest mountain and other general facts about Jamaica that might be interesting to know.

Total Population: million. Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II serving as the monarch. However, as Elizabeth II is shared as head of state of fifteen other countries (the General facts on Jamaica book realm) in addition to the UK and resides mostly in the United Kingdom, she is thus often represented as Queen of Jamaica in Jamaica and abroad by the Governor-General of l and largest city: Kingston, 17°59′N 76°48′W.

Kids' Guide to Jamaica Facts about Jamaica. 16 years ago. by Staff Writer. Learn about the Capital City, Population Size, Country size, Flag, Language and much more.

Here are some Facts about Jamaica Head of State: The head of state is the governor-general, who is appointed by the monarch of England. Jamaica's onerous debt burden - the fourth highest per capita - is the result of government bailouts to ailing sectors of the economy, most notably the financial sector in the mid-to-late s.

Inflation also has declined, standing at about 7% at the end of 50 Fascinating Facts about Jamaica Jamaica is an island that is located in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Since gaining their independence from the United Kingdom inthe country has grown to a population of million people, while its capital city of Kingston is home to approximately 1 million of. Jamaica (jəmā´kə), independent state within the Commonwealth ( est.

pop. 2,), 4, sq mi (10, sq km), coextensive with the island of Jamaica, West Indies, S of Cuba and W of a is the largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba and Hispaniola. The capital and largest city is Kingston. Land and People Although largely a limestone plateau more than 3, ft ( m.

Jamaica is an upper-middle income country with an economy heavily dependent on tourism; it has an average of million tourists a year.

Politically it is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth II as its queen. Her appointed representative in the country is the Governor-General of Jamaica, an office held by Patrick Allen since Calling code: +, + (Overlay of ; active.

The book is a memoir made up of a series of interviews that he conducted with West Indians in between hours on the buses. He then made of this mesh of interviews something rather special.

One thing that makes this book so interesting is the fact that Jamaicans when Donald Hinds was in London in the 50s were not numerous. This 'did you know' facts about Jamaica book feature these and more of the most insightful and captivating information about the island.

From Nature and Culture, to Politics, Sports & Society. This little resource is the only of its kind. Jamaica, island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola. Jamaica is about miles ( km) long and varies from 22 to 51 miles (35 to 82 km) wide.

The national capital is Kingston. Learn more about Jamaica in this article. In Jamaica gained her independence from Britain, but has remained a part of the British Commonwealth, and maintains the Queen as Head of State.

Jews in Jamaica. Starting from way back when the Spanish invaded Jamaica in Jews have been coming to and settling in Jamaica. General Knowledge List: This category caters not only to competition aspirants but also very useful for general readers.

Gk Facts: This category contains the research based content on general. Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II serving as the monarch. However, as Elizabeth II is shared as head of state of fifteen other countries (the Commonwealth realm) in addition to the United Kingdom and resides mostly in the United Kingdom, she is thus often represented as Queen of Jamaica in Jamaica and abroad by the Governor-General of Capital and largest city: Kingston, 17°59′N 76°48′W.

Top 10 facts about Jamaica ON May 5,Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Jamaica and claimed it for Spain.

Jamaica won 12 medals at the London Olympics in which works out. This book provides an excellent easy-to-read survey of Jamaica's history from the earliest Arawak Indians through the political complexities of Jamaica politics after independence in Many readers will find the history of the sugar plantations of the 18th and 19th centuries -- and the role Jamaica played in the Caribbean slave trade Cited by: Jamaica Facts for Kids.

Learn some interesting information about Jamaica while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids. Read about the climate in Jamaica, reggae music, its highest mountain, capital city, economy, languages, agricultural products, sprinters and much more. 1) When did Jamaica become independent.

c) 6 August 2) What did Christopher Columbus call Jamaica. b) Santiago. 3) Who was Jamaica’s governor general in. c) Kenneth Hall. 4) Who was Jamaica’s prime minister in. d) Percival Patterson. 5) Which is the capital of Jamaica. c) Kingston.

6) Which party won Jamaica’s general. The History of Jamaica: Or, General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of the Island: with Reflections on Its Situation Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate. Jamaica’s telephone system was so well-developed that AT&T copied it.

Jamaica also became the first Caribbean country to have its website in I hope that these facts have given you some enlightenment about Jamaica and how amazing a place it really is.Jamaica is an island country located in the sea of the Caribbean, it doesn’t have borders but its neighbours are west of Hispaniola (which is Haiti and Republic of Dominican), east of Cuba.

It is the fourth largest Caribbean country and in the Greater Antilles, it is the third largest.