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Jamaica
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Out of Many, One People"
Anthem: 
Capital
and largest city
Kingston
17°59′N76°48′W / 17.983°N 76.800°W / 17.983; -76.800
Official languagesEnglish
National languageJamaican Patois(de facto)
DemonymJamaican
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-GeneralPatrick Allen
 • Prime MinisterAndrew Holness
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
 • Granted6 August 1962 
Area
 • Total10,991 km2 (166th)
4,244 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.5
Population
 • July 2015 estimate2,950,210[1] (139th)
 • Density268/km2 (49th)
695/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$25.437 billion[2] (2016)
 • Per capita$8,991[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$14.057 billion[2]
 • Per capita$4,968[2]
Gini (2004)45.5[3]
medium ·84th[4]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.719[5]
high ·99th
CurrencyJamaican dollar (JMD)
Time zone(UTC-5)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1-876
ISO 3166 codeJM
Internet TLD.jm

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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