Jamaica Facts

Capital

Kingston

Population

2.7 million (UN, 2008)

Area

10,991 sq km (42,243 sq miles)

Time difference

EST – 0

GMT -5

Languages

English, English patois

Currency

Jamaican Dollar

Worth seeing

North Coast: Dunn’s River Falls – Blue Lagoon – Blue Mountains – Runaway Bay – Fern Gulley – Shaw Park Gardens – Harmony Hall – Rio Grande – Rafting on the Martha Brae – Rose Hall – Plantation Houses, Bob Marley Tour; Dolphin Cove

South and west Coast:  YS Falls – Black River Safari – Lovers Leap- Appleton Estate Rum Tour – Treasure Beach – Accompong Town (gateway to the Maroons and cockpit country) seven mile beach, Rick’s Café; The Pelican Bar; Alligator Pond

Beaches

North Coast: Doctor’s Cave Beach – Montego Bay – Rose Hall – UDC Beach – Ocho Rios – Runaway Bay – James Bond Beach – Oracabessa.

South Coast: Blue fields; Treasure Beach; Font Hill Beach

West Coast: Seven Mile Beach, Negril“

Sports

North Coast: Eight 18 hole Golf Courses (six around Montego Bay) – Tennis (mainly at hotels) – Windsurfing – Kite surfing – Waterskiing – Snorkeling – Scuba diving – Game fishing – River rafting – Mountain biking – Rainforest treks – Walking – Horse riding – Polo – sailing

Other parts  of the island:  golf courses – river rafting – mountain hiking – mineral water bathing – cliff diving – river safari – fishing – windsurfing – scuba diving –  snorkeling and more……

Telephone calling code

+1876

Internet domain

.jm

Electricity

110 V



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