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Jamaica

Motto: "Out of Many, One People"

Location of Jamaica
Capital
and largest city
Kingston
17°58′17″N76°47′35″W / 17.97139°N 76.79306°W / 17.97139; -76.79306
Official languagesEnglish
National languageJamaican Patois(de facto)
Ethnic groups
(2011[3])
Religion
Demonym(s)Jamaican
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Patrick Allen
Andrew Holness
Bryan Sykes
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence 
• Granted
6 August 1962
Area
• Total
10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi) (160th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2018 estimate
2,726,667[5] (141st)
• 2011 census
2,697,983[6]
• Density
266[7]/km2 (688.9/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$26.981 billion[8] (134th)
• Per capita
$9,434[8] (109th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$15.424 billion[8] (119th)
• Per capita
$5,393[8] (95th)
Gini (2016)Positive decrease 35[9]
medium
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.726[10]
high · 96th
CurrencyJamaican dollar (JMD)
Time zoneUTC-5
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-876
+1-658(Overlay of 876; active in November 2018)
ISO 3166 codeJM
Internet TLD.jm

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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