Jamaica Overview
Caribbean and Central America

Jamaica Overview

Surface: 10,991 sq km (land: 10,831 sq km water: 160 sq km) Population: 2.9 million (July 2011, CIA). Blacks 91.2%, mixed ancestors 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6%. Population density: 261 residents per square kilometer Population growth: 0.733% per year (2011, CIA) Capital: Kingston (585,300 residents, 2006) Highest point: Blue Mountain Peak, 2,256 m Lowest point: […]

Jamaica Map with Surrounding Countries
North America

Jamaica 2006

Yearbook 2006 Jamaica. After Percival Patterson – Jamaica’s prime minister for 14 years – announced his resignation, his ruling party, PNP (National People’s Party), in February elected the popular Portia Simpson Miller as new party leader – and thus automatically also new prime minister. She took up both positions at the end of March/April and […]