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Where Is Jamaica?
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"Where is Jamaica?", why would someone really ask such a question? Everyone should know!

Honestly, it really never dawned on me that someone would really ask such a question.

The truth though, is that, on the bigger world stage, Jamaica is just a tiny dot.

It is simply because of our athletic prowess, our food, our music, our dance, of course, our pristine white beaches, the friendly personality of our people and the famous Jamaican faces that drive our popularity.

Well, these and a few other reasons.


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But even with its enviable popularity, there are still billions of people across the world who may have only heard the name, if at all.

So to answer your question, here we go!

It is located between 77° to 79° western geographic longitude and 18° northern geographic latitude (see above), in the continent of North America.

Almost at the centre of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica lies 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Cuba and 160 kilometres (100 miles) west of Haiti, the two nearest countries.

Take a look at the Map of Jamaica here [opens in a new window]

The closest point to Jamaica in South America is Cartagena in Colombia, a distance of 710 kilometres (445 miles) almost due south.

The latitude and longitude of the capital, Kingston, are about 76°47' West and 18°01' North.

Its indigenous Arawakan-speaking Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water."

Formerly a Spanish possession, known as Santiago, it later became the British West Indies Crown colony of Jamaica. It is also the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.

Be sure to read more here about the history of Jamaica, a profile of Jamaica, and the culture of Jamaica as well.

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Watch Video! By the way, time & time again we hear that one of the things that makes Jamaica really special is... Its people!

Today I'll share with you a video of yet another interesting Jamaican, actually a couple, Mr. Mack and Ms. Junie, as they took us on a tour of their farm, enjoy!

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Updated: August 2nd, 2022

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