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There are scores of eye-opening & interesting facts on Jamaica. I myself was highly fascinated when conducting this research. So now I have compiled a short list for you.

"I needed this for a school report" Thank you! - Melinda, 10/2007

These should help you well in your research of our country, whether for social & educational (classroom) purposes or even professional use.

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  1. Apart from the United States, Jamaica has won the most world and Olympic medals.

  2. Jamaica stands strong in 3rd place on the list of countries to win the Miss World titles the most! [Hmmm!]

    The only countries to have won it more than Jamaica is India, Venezuela and the UK, but consider the size of Jamaica and you get a better perspective!

  3. Jamaica has more multiple (two or more) live births than anywhere else in the world.

  4. The Manchester Golf Club in Jamaica, established in 1868, is the oldest in the western hemisphere!

  5. The 'Doctor Bird (Trochilus polytmus) -a national symbol of the country- lives only in Jamaica.

  6. 2012-2013: World Fastest man and woman in the world- you bet, are Jamaicans [Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Frazer].

  7. We have the second largest butterfly in the world? (The Giant Swallowtail). More on plants and animals here.

  8. Jamaica was the first tropical country to enter the IOC Winter Olympics. The bobsleigh team's efforts inspired the film ‘Cool Runnings’.

  9. Another of the interesting facts on Jamaica is that it was the first British colonial territory to establish a postal service (in 1688).

  10. And still, there are many more interesting facts about Jamaica. I have actually put together 101 of them!
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