Facts About Jamaica
A Quick Profile of our Country
If you want quirky, cool or interesting facts about Jamaica, consider getting the 101 Intriguing Jamaican facts ebook by clicking here. The book (hard copy) version is also available here.
However, do continue reading if you are interested in a quick profile of our country.
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- Jamaica Overview or 5 facts about Jamaica:
A quick background.
Just under 3 million. See also Jamaica statistics
Jamaican English, Creole (Patois)
The Jamaican Dollar [JMD].
See Currency of Jamaica and Jamaican Coins
- Prime Minister
Related: 2007 Elections in Jamaica
- Area & Location
4,244 square miles.
See Where is Jamaica? &
Map of Jamaica for location information.
For a Blank map click here. Get info on Jamaican roap maps here as well.
"Out of many one people"
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91% African-Black + Indians,White,Chinese,Syrian et al.
See Beauty in Jamaica.
August 6, 1962. See History Of Jamaica.
- Natural Resources
- Main Exports
Bauxite and Alumina,Sugar, Bananas, Coffee, Rum & Citrus.
- Known For
Reggae Music, Sports, Jerk Food
& of course the Sun, Sand, Beaches, & Marijuana
Mainly Christians -although we have many sub Christian denominations as well as pockets of other religions.
- Male Life Expectancy
72 Years [See Health Profile on Jamaica]
- Female Life Expectancy
- Internet TLD
- Infant Mortality Rate
15.6 per 1,000 live births
- Calling Code
- Time Zone
Standard Time or GMT-5 hours. More ontime in JA here
- Standard Voltage for Jamaica
The electricity voltage in Jamaica is 110-120 volts 50 cycle. Some hotels will have 220 volts 50 cycle.
Other insightful pages:
See Also: Geography Of Jamaica & 16 fun facts about Jamaica
Go to Current Events in Jamaica from Facts about Jamaica
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