Facts About Jamaica
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.
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See Also: Geography Of Jamaica & 16 fun facts about Jamaica
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