Jamaica is an island nation located in the Caribbean.
In 2023 the population of Jamaica was estimated to be around 3 million people.
The capital and largest city in Jamaica is Kingston.
Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. It then came under English rule in 1655 before gaining independence in 1962.
The longest mountain range in Jamaica is called the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point on the island at 2256 metres (7402 feet).
Jamaica has a tropical climate with high temperatures and humid weather.
Jamaica is prone to damage caused by hurricanes.
Jamaica has 8 native snake species, but relax, none of them are venomous.
In Jamaica they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
The currency is the Jamaican dollar.
Jamaica exports agricultural products such as bananas, coffee and sugar.
Languages spoken in Jamaica include Jamaican Patois and Jamaican English.
Reggae music originated in Jamaica, home of well known musician Bob Marley.
Over 4 million tourists visit Jamaica every year.
Jamaica has been used for the location of many films, including Dr. No (1962), Cocktail (1988) and Cool Runnings (1993).
Jamaica produces many talented sportspeople, especially in track & field where athletes such as Usain Bolt, Johan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have excelled.
For more information, check out maps of Jamaica or take a closer look at the Jamaican flag.