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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 Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

Languages: English, English patois

Ethnic Groups: black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6%

Belief Systems: Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%


Population: 2.78 million people (World Rank: 140th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 665 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 56th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.357 %/yr (World Rank: 176th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.5 years (World Rank: 125th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 27 years (World Rank: 96th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Jamaica
University of Texas Library

Jamaica - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Jamaica
Quick Citation

Travel Info for Jamaica
from travelnotes.org

Government Related Sites:

Jamaican Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Jamaican Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.

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