Jamaica

Official nameJamaica
Name in local languageJamaica (en)
ContinentAmericas
SubcontinentCaribbean
Population (ranking: 146e)2,728,864 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.00 % / year
Area10,991 km²
Density248.28 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 127e)15.718 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)5,356 $USD (2018)
GDP growth1.90 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)73.53 years (2009)
Birth rate13.54 ‰ (2013)
Fertility rate2.25 children / woman (2009)
Death rate (ranking)5.70 ‰ (2013)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)22.20 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate87.00 % (2011)
Official languagesJamaican Patois (de facto, English spoken)
CurrencyJamaican dollar ($ JMD)
HDI (ranking: 130e)0.732 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)58.58 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor-General Patrick Allen
National Day6 August (independence of 1962)
ISO CodesJM, JAM
DemonymJamaican
Tourists (ranking)2,353,000 people (2017)
Jamaïque – petite

Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It is located south of Cuba and west of Hispaniola Island, where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are located.

Beach, Jamaica
Beach in Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Kingston, capitale of Jamaica
Kingston, capital of Jamaica
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Urban areas (2013)
Urban areasPopulation
Kingston1,184,386 inhabitants
Montego Bay110,115 inhabitants
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See also