IndexMundi Home
Flag of Jamaica

Jamaica

Factbook > Countries

Introduction

Geography

Demographics

Government

Economy

Energy

Telecommunications

Transportation

Military

Transnational Issues

Environment

Health

Jamaica
Motto: "Out of Many, One People"
Location of Jamaica
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)
Ethnic groups(2011[1])
Religion
[2]
DemonymJamaican
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepresentative democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Patrick Allen
Andrew Holness
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Granted
6 August 1962
Area
• Total
10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi) (160th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2016 estimate
2,881,355[3] (139th)
• Density
268/km2 (694.1/sq mi) (49th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$26.446 billion[4] (2017)
• Per capita
$9,297[4]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$14.556 billion[4]
• Per capita
$5,117[4]
Gini (2004)45.5[5]
medium · 84th[6]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.719[7]
high · 99th
CurrencyJamaican dollar (JMD)
Time zone(UTC-5)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1-876
+1-658(Overlay of 876; active in November 2018)
ISO 3166 codeJM
Internet TLD.jm

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


Home | About | Search | Site Map | Blog | Discussion Forums