Category: Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the Greater Antilles, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, and was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494. It was inhabited, for centuries, by the Taino people. Colombo called the Island of Santiago, but the name that remained was the indigenous one, derived from Xaymaca (land of springs). The Spanish colonized the island in the early 16th century, and the English dominated it in 1655, establishing sugar, cocoa and coffee plantations, with slave labor. In 1958, Jamaica was incorporated into the Federation of the West Indies, which included other British colonies in the West Indies. Independence was achieved in 1962, but remained linked to the United Kingdom as a member of the British Commonwealth. The population is 3 million (2016) and the capital is Kingston.

Jamaica Country Population

Jamaica Population

Despite economic growth in recent years, Jamaica has major social problems, widespread poverty and widespread gang crime....

Airports in Jamaica

Jamaica Airports

As of 2019, there are 7 airports throughout the country of Jamaica according to IATA and ICAO....

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Jamaica Facts

Jamaica, State of the Caribbean; 10,990 km2, 2.9 million residents (2019).Jamaica, the third largest island in the...

Embassies of Jamaica

Embassies of Jamaica

List of all Jamaica embassies and consulates in foreign countries or regions, including the city where it...