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Geography Statistics of Jamaica

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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)
  • Coastline: 1,022 km (0.62 miles)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 4,181 sq miles (10,831 sq km)
    (water) 62 sq miles (160 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 4,243 sq miles (10,989 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: Jamaica is divided into 14 parishes: Hanover, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Trelawny, Westmoreland, Clarendon, Manchester, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Mary, Kingston, Portland, Saint Andrew, and Saint Thomas
  • Horizontal Width: 146 miles (235 km) from Negril east to the easternmost end of the island
  • Vertical Length: 51 miles (82 km) from Discovery Bay south to Alligator Pond

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (none)
  • Geographic Center: 23 miles (37 km) northwest of Spanish Town
  • Highest Point: Blue Mountain (2,256 meters)
  • Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea (0 meters)
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