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Capital : Kingston
Language :  English
Currency :  Jamaican Dollar
Population : 2 723 246
Area : 10 991 km2

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Jamaica facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. This country has more than 518,000 motor vehicles (190 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. There are only two TV stations in Jamaica.

3. The national top-level domain is .jm . There are over 6,370 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .jm are google.com.jm, jis.gov.jm and freelancer.com.jm.

5. In this country there are over 22 121 km of paved roads including over 44 km of express roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 28 airports, 11 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are over 65 km of railway tracks.

8. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

9. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.

10. This country was the first commercial banana producer in the Western Hemisphere.


Geography in Jamaica

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1. The country is 28 times smaller than Poland.

2. The highest peak is Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m above sea level.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. There are 4490 km2 of agricultural land in Jamaica (41% of the country).

5. Mandeville is the highest located town in the country.

6. 3382 sq km of land is covered by forests (31.2%)

7. In this country there are 120 lakes and rivers.

87. The nearest capital in a straight line from Kingston is Port-au-Prince (Haiti) – 474 km.

88. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Kingston is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 18645 km.


Finance in Jamaica

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1. The minimum wage is USD 5,600 per week (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Jamaica is 33.3%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 25% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 16.5% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.2%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 14,191,000,000 (PLN 60,737 480,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 14,770,000,000 (PLN 63,215,600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 132.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 18 831 457 000 (PLN 80 598 635 960),
2018 year was 103% GDP, i.e. around: $ 15,213,100,000 (PLN 65,122,068 thousand). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 5,586 (PLN 23,910).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 17,300,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 14,754,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $3,440,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.024% of foreign currency reserves in all countries of the world).


Law in Jamaica

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on an ordinary road is 80 km / h, and on highways from 80 to 110 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 25% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 16.5% (2018).

7. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 16 (with the parents’ consent).

8. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.

9. The last death penalty was made in 1988.

10. There are no restrictions on the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places.


Education in Jamaica

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 71.

4. In this country there are 11.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 307 727 people).


Work in Jamaica

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1. The minimum wage is USD 5,600 per week (data from 2014).

2. The amount of income tax in Jamaica is 33.3%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.7% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 25% (2018).

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 8 days.

6. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Jamaica

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1. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

2. Kingston has one of the largest natural harbors in the world.

3. Tourism is the largest industry in Jamaica.

4. Mountain Coffee, cultivated in the Blue Mountains, is one of the most expensive and the most coveted coffees in the world.

5. In 1957, Jamaica became the largest bauxite producer in the world.

6. The highest peak is Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m above sea level.

7. Mandeville is the highest located town in the country.

8. Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.

9. The lowest temperature: 0.7 °C was measured at Blue Mount.Range.

10. The highest temperature: 37.8 °C was measured at Castleton Gardens.


Society in Jamaica

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1. In Jamaica, an average adult consumes about 4.9 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 51%, then beer – 42%, wine – 5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

3. In 2013, 307 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

4. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 140,000 people).

5. 8.2% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 71.

7. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

8. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.2 years old.

9. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

10. In this country, over 1 581 000 (2015) 1 581 100 (2018) people have access to internet (around 58% of the population).

11. Around 1,000,000 (2015) 1,100,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

12. The population density is 263 people / km2.

13. The main religion is Protestantism, 62%.

15. The average age of people living in this country is 25.3 years.

16. The country is around:
762 000 people (27.97%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1 747 000 people (64.15%) in the age range 15-64 years.
214 600 people (7.88%) over 65 years old.

17. In this country, about 49 500 children are born each year (1.8% of the population), and about 18 200 people die (0.7% of the population).

18. 81 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

19. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 24 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.2 years (women – 75 years and men – 69.6 years).


Symbols of Jamaica

1. The national alcohol is rum.

2. The national tree is blue mahogany.

3. The national animal is black-headed hummingbird.

4. The national fruit is ackee.

5. The national bird is Black-headed Hummingbird.

6. The national dish is ackee fruit served with salted cod.

7. Motto of the country – “From many – one people”.

8. The national drink is rum.

9. The hit “One Love” sung by the legend of reggae – Bob Marley, is the unofficial national anthem of Jamaica.


Customs in Jamaica

1. The funeral ceremony takes place with music, which is a sign of a good life.

2. The father of the family often lives separately and only visits his wife and children.


Holidays in Jamaica

1. A national holiday in Jamaica is the anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday.


Famous people in Jamaica

1. Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world comes from Jamaica.


Sport in Jamaica

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1. The national sport is cricket.

2. Jamaica was the first tropical country to get into the Winter Olympics.


History of Jamaica

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1. Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica in 1494.

2. Independence from Great Britain and West Indies was obtained on August 6, 1962.

3. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1944.

4. He joined the United Nations on September 18, 1962.


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What is the highest peak in Jamaica?

The highest peak in Jamaica is Blue Mountain Peak (2256 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What Jamaica has national colors?

National colors: green, gold and black.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is rum.

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What is the national animal?

A national animal is a black-headed hummingbird.

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What is the national sport?

Cricket is a national sport.

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Which countries borders Jamaica?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 25.3 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is USD 5,600 per week (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Jamaica?

The population density is 251 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “From many – one people”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 37.8 ° C was measured at Castleton Gardens.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 0.7 ° C was measured at Blue Mount.Range.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 16.

answer: Marta