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Jamaica's Information

Flag of Jamaica
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)

Jamaica's popularity as a year-round vacation destination is partially because of its consistent and pleasant weather.

Beach temperatures average nearly 28°C (82°F) year-round. Certainly as one moves inland into the mountainous regions the temperatures wane a bit, but not dramatically.

Rainfall varies across the island and at times can be heavy. However, much like southern Florida in the U.S. the rain is often brief and followed by warm and sunny beach weather.

Like most of the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is subject to potential hurricane damage from July through mid-November, but don't let that stop you from traveling to this wonderful island as hurricane warnings are often posted a week in advance.

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