Island Key Sectors

Agriculture and manufacturing
Renewable Energy

Island Description

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in vibrant Montego Bay, with its British colonial architecture, and Negril, renowned for diving and snorkelling. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the city’s most famous son.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Jamaica
Capital: Kingston
Area: 10,991 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 2,780,132 (2007 est)
Languages: English, patois English
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD)

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