Country facts Jamaica


Symbol: JM

Area: 10.990 sq km

Highest Mountain: Blue Mountain Peak (2256 meters above sea level)

Population (2015): 2.7 million inhabitants

Capital: Kingston

Populous Cities (2012): Kingston (584.600 inhabitants), Portmore (182 200), Spanish Town (147 200)

Government: monarchy

Head of State: Elizabeth II (Queen)

Government: Portia Simpson-Miller

Main languages: English

Coin unit: 1 Jamaican Dollar = 100 cents

National Day: 1st Monday in August

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