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Countries That Start With The Letter J

There are 3 countries that start with the letter J.

The following are countries starting with J:

  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan


Jamaica (originally Xaymaca, meaning "Land of Springs" in Taíno) is a sovereign island state in the Caribbean and forms part of the Greater Antilles. This country is 90 miles to the south of Cuba and 119 miles to the west of Hispaniola. Entirely, Jamaica consists of three counties Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey. Jamaica is the 160th biggest country in the world with a total area of 4,244 square miles, 1.5% of which is water.


Japan (Nihon or Nippon meaning "the origin of the Sun" in Japanese) is in East Asia and consists of groups of islands that are near eastern coasts of Korea, Russia, and China. Japan borders the Sea of Japan to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan. Japan has a total area of 145,936 square miles making it the 61st biggest nation.


The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab Nation in the Middle East, specifically Western Asia on the eastern side of the Jordan River. Jordan sits strategically at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe and it borders the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, Palestine, Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Jordan covers 34,495 square miles making it the 110th largest country globally. Amman is Jordan’s political, cultural, and economic capital in addition to being the most populous city.

Which Countries Begin With the Letter J?

Jamaica, Japan, and Jordan are all countries that start with the letter J.

Countries That Start With The Letter J

Countries That Start With the Letter J

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Mark is a student at Maseno University and community commentator in Kenya. Mark also has interests in geography, African history, and international development.


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