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Countries in Jamaica | Can I have the names?


(Syracuse, IN, USA)

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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.


Please give me the names of the countries in Jamaica.


RESPONSE: by Wellesley Gayle



Hi Anon,

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.

Several parishes 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.


  1. Cornwall County:

    Hanover, St. Elizabeth, St. James, Trelawny and Westmoreland

  2. Middlesex County:

    Clarendon, Manchester, St. Ann, St. Catherine and St. Mary

  3. 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.

Regards,
WG

P.S. See also: How Many Parishes Were In Jamaica In 1844?.

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