Jamaica

 

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Country NameJamaica
Short NameJamaica
CapitalKingston
Largest cityKingston
Official languagesEnglish
National LanguagesJamaican Patois (de facto)
Religion68.9% Christian, 21.3% None, 6.5% Other (including Afro-American religions, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jewish), 2.3% Not stated, 1.1% Rastafarian
Demonym(s)Jamaican
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
PresidentGovernor-General  – Patrick Allen
Vice PresidentPrime Minister – Andrew Holness
House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert
Chief JusticeBryan Sykes
Total Area10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi)
Water (%)1.5
Total Land Area (%)10,826.13 km2
Population2,726,667 (2018 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$26.981 billion (2018 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$15.424 billion  (2018 estimate)
CurrencyJamaican dollar (JMD)
Time zoneUTC-5
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity110 V – 50 Hz
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-876
+1-658 (Overlay of 876; active in November 2018)
ISO 3166 codeJM
Internet TLD.jm
Political PartiesPeople’s National Party (PNP)

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)

National Democratic Movement

New Nation Coalition

Independence Day6 August 1962
Tallest BuildingLe Meridien Jamaica Pegasus

Scotiabank Centre

Sunset Jamaica Grande II

Wyndham Kingston Jamaica

Richest PersonsJoseph  Matalon

Michael Lee-Chin

Chris Blackwell

Paula Kerr-Jarrett

Top WebsiteGoogle.com.jm

Jamaicaobserver.com

Jamaica-gleaner.com

Jncb.com

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