Jamaica Flag

Jamaica flag
Jamaica flag

On August 6, 1962, Jamaica acquired independence from the British-protected Federation of the West Indies, the flag of Jamaica was designed and officially accepted. The flag is divided into four quadrants by a gold saltire: two green quadrants on the top and bottom, and two black quadrants on the hoist and fly.

The Jamaican flag is distinctive in that it lacks any colours of red, white, or blue.

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Country information

Jamaica is a beautiful island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. With a total area of 10,990 square kilometers, it is the third-largest island in the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola. Jamaica has a population of over 2.8 million people, making it the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. The majority of Jamaicans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, with significant European, East Asian, Indian, Lebanese, and mixed-race minorities.

The island of Jamaica has a rich and diverse history. It was originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno people, who were later displaced by the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. The island became a Spanish colony, and many of the indigenous people were killed or died of diseases. The Spanish brought large numbers of African slaves to Jamaica to work on plantations, and the island became a leading sugar exporter. In 1655, England conquered Jamaica and renamed it. The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose to have subsistence farms instead of working on plantations. The British also brought Chinese and Indian indentured labor to work on plantations in the 1840s.

In 1962, Jamaica achieved independence from the United Kingdom and became a parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The country has a strong economy, with a focus on tourism and a large diaspora in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jamaica has a global influence and is known for its unique culture, including the Rastafari religion, reggae music, and sporting achievements in cricket, sprinting, and athletics. The island nation is also well-regarded for its press freedom and democratic governance, ranking first in the Caribbean on the World Happiness Report for 2021. The current prime minister of Jamaica is Andrew Holness, who has served in this role since March 2016.

Independent Yes
Country codes JM, JAM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Jamaica
Official languages English
Religion 68.9% Christianity, 21.3% No religion, 1.1% Rastafarianism, 6.5% others, 2.3% not stated
Capital city Kingston
Continent North America
Time zone UTC-5
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Organization of American States
Caribbean Community
Population 2,994,152 (2023)
Population density 273 per Km2 (708 people per mi2)
Urban Population 55.4 % of the population is urban (1,640,435 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -11,332
Median age 30.7 years
Total area The total land area is 10,830 Km2 (4,181 sq. miles)
Highest point Blue Mountain Peak (2 256 m, 7 402 ft)
Lowest point Caribbean Sea
GDP per capita $ 5,183 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Jamaican dollar ($, JMD)
Calling code +1876
Internet TLD .jm (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Jamaica Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Jamaica

1 Kingston 937,700
2 New Kingston 583,958
3 Spanish Town 145,018
4 Portmore 102,861
5 Montego Bay 82,867
6 Mandeville 47,115
7 May Pen 44,755
8 Old Harbour 26,024
9 Linstead 20,660
10 Half Way Tree 18,552
11 Savanna-la-Mar 16,553
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