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Jamaica's Quick Facts

Land Area 10,831 km2
Water Area 160 km2
Total Area 10,991 km2
Population 2,970,340
Population Density 270.25 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $25.39 Billion
GDP Per Capita $9,000
Currency Dollar (JMD)
Largest Cities
  • Kingston (937,700)
  • New Kingston (583,958)
  • Spanish Town (145,018)
  • Portmore (102,861)
  • Montego Bay (82,867)
  • Mandeville (47,115)
  • May Pen (44,755)
  • Old Harbour (26,024)
  • Linstead (20,660)
  • Half Way Tree (18,552)
  • Name: Jamaica
  • Capital City: Kingston (590,000 pop.)
  • Jamaica Population: 2,909,714 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Jamaican Dollar
    (conversion rates)

    jamaican dollar
    One-Thousand Jamaican Dollars
  • Ethnicity: Black 91.2%, Mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)
  • GDP total: $25.18 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $9,100 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, English patois
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kingston, New Kingston, Spanish Town, Portmore, Montego Bay, Mandeville, May Pen, Old Harbour, Linstead, Half Way Tree
  • Name: The Arawak name for the island was "Xaymaca," which means "land of wood and water." It was Spanish explorers who substituted a J for the X at the beginning of the word.
  • National Day: August 6
  • Religion: Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%, (2001 census)
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