Jamaica

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World Map showing Jamaica location

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 10,991km²

Geography – mostly mountainous, coastal plains

Language – English

Religion – Protestant 62.5%, Roman Catholic 2.6%, other 14.2%, none 20.9%

Monetary Unit – Jamaican dollar

    

Natural Resources – bauxite, gypsum, limestone

Agriculture – sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; shellfish

Industry – tourism, bauxite/alumina, agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications

Map of jamaica

Neighbouring Countries – None (island)

Population –  2,930,050 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.69%

Average Life Expectancy – 73.48

Capital City – Kingston (937,700)

Highest Mountain – Blue Mountain Peak (2,256m)

Longest River – Rio Minho (92.8 km)

Climate – Tropical wet and warm 20°C to 36°C

Yearly Rainfall – 90.9 cm (approx)

Plant Life – bamboo, ferns, ebony, mahogany, cactus, grasses

Animal Life – wild hog, lizards

Fish Life – kingfish, jack, mackerel, whiting, bonito, tuna, mullet

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Jamaica. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/jamaica.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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