Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Jamaica covers 10,831 square kilometers of land and 160 square kilometers of water, making it the 170th largest nation in the world with a total area of 10,991 square kilometers.
Jamaica became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Jamaica is 2,889,187 (2012) and the nation has a density of 267 people per square kilometer.
The dialing code for the country is 1 and the top level internet domain for Jamaican sites is .jm.
Jamaica does not share land borders with any countries.
To learn more, visit our detailed Jamaica section.
|Density||266.8 / km2 ( 690.9 / mi2 )|
|GDP||14,362,262,585 (2013 data)|
|GDP per Capita||4,971 (2013 data)|
|Land Area||10,831 km2 (4,182 mi2)|
|Water Area||160 km2 (62 mi2)|
What is the capital of Jamaica?
Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica. It has a population of 937,700, and is located on a latitue of 18 and longitude of -76.79.
Kingston is also the political center of Jamaica, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.
Quick Facts About Kingston, the Capital Of Jamaica
|Elevation||65 meters over sea level|
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