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Basic Facts
Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Jamaica
Gevernment typeconstitutional parliamentary democracy
Capital name: Kingston
geographic coordinates: 18 00 N, 76 48 W
time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiondiagonal yellow cross divides the flag into four triangles - green (top and bottom) and black (hoist side and outer side)
CurrencyJamaican dollar (JMD)
Internet country code.jm
Ports and terminalsKingston, Port Esquivel, Port Kaiser, Port Rhoades, Rocky Point
Agriculture productssugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; crustaceans, mollusks
Industriestourism, bauxite/alumina, agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications
Geography
LocationCaribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Coordinates18 15 N, 77 30 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 10,991 sq km
land: 10,831 sq km
water: 160 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline1,022 km
Climatetropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Terrainmostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Natural resourcesbauxite, gypsum, limestone
Natural hazardshurricanes (especially July to November)
People
Population2,758,124 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 90.9%, East Indian 1.3%, white 0.2%, Chinese 0.2%, mixed 7.3%, other 0.1%
ReligionsProtestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Baptist 8.8%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Anglican 5.5%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Brethren 1.1%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other including some spiritual cults 34.7%
LanguagesEnglish, patois English

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