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Countries in Jamaica | Can I have the names?
(Syracuse, IN, USA)
Parishes In Jamaica
Countries in Jamaica? Hmmm.
This one is quite odd, but then again it was a sincere question the asker wanted an answer to. Uncommon but still a real question.
Here's the question (below) with my interpretation and answer.
RESPONSE: by Wellesley Gayle
Please give me the names of the countries in Jamaica.
Thanks for your question - very interesting one!
Initially I thought your question was about counties in Jamaica
, but then I re-read and realized that you actually wanted to know about countries in Jamaica, which got me a bit bemused :-)
Then I noticed that you are from the US, Syracuse in Indiana and so its a figured its a honest, 'innocent' question. After all there are no wrong questions.
Jamaica though is a country by itself, it is not made up of countries. And how are we governed? We have what is called a parliamentary democracy based on the Westminster model of Government copied from the UK. We actually gained independence from Britain on August 6 in 1962.
If you wanted to know about counties in Jamaica though, note I'm saying counties
not countries, we have three (3); they are Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey
A county is essentially a geographical region, essentially a sort of West, Middle and East - to make it easier for you.
makes up a county. For you and others like you in the USA, you could probably see a parish like a US state. Below is a list of the counties in Jamaica and the parishes that constitute them
- Cornwall County:
Hanover, St. Elizabeth, St. James, Trelawny and Westmoreland
- Middlesex County:
Clarendon, Manchester, St. Ann, St. Catherine and St. Mary
- Surrey County:
Kingston, St. Andrew, Portland, St. Andrew and St. Thomas.
I'd also suggest that you take a quick read on why is Jamaica divided into parishes
I do hope that the information provided here answers your question.
P.S. See also: How Many Parishes Were In Jamaica In 1844?
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