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Last update : 13 February 2019


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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

1. Independence from Great Britain and West Indies was obtained on August 6, 1962.
2. The population density is 263 people / km2.
3. The country is 28 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism, 62%.
5. The highest peak is Blue Mountain Peak, 2256 m above sea level.
6. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
7. The national sport is cricket.
8. Motto of the country – “From many – one people”.
9. The head of the state is Queen Elisabeth II.
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11. Jamaica is the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.

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

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

14. The national drink is rum.

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

16. This state was the first commercial producer of bananas in the western hemisphere.

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

Author: Turyst

18. Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica in 1494.

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

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

21. Tourism is the largest industry in Jamaica.

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

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

Author: MR

24. The national bird is Black-headed Hummingbird.

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

Author: Ola

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

Author: Wilga

27. There are only two television stations in Jamaica.

Author: ciekawy

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

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

Author: ciekawy

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

Author: Ilona

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

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

33. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.7% .

Author: Daria

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

35. The national alcohol is rum.

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

39. The average IQ level is 71.

Author: EduKacJa

40. The national animal is black-headed hummingbird.

41. The national fruit is ackee.

Author: Kos

42. The national tree is blue mahogany.

Author: Alma

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

44. 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.

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

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

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

48. In this country, more than 518,000 motor vehicles are registered (190 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

49. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 140,000 people).

50. 8.2% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

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

52. In this country there are 28 airports, 11 of the paved surface.

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

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

56. The country’s top-level domain is .jm . There are over 6,370 websites with such an extension.

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

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58. 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).

Author: Vinamra

59. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $14,191,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $14,770,000,000 .

60. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 132.7% GDP, or around: $18 831 457 000 ,
      – 2018 year was 103% GDP, or around: $15 213 100 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $5,586.

Author: Komornik

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

Author: Komornik

62. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

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

Author: VViki

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

Author: Reebeka

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

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

70. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

72. 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.

73. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

75. 81 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

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

80. The work week is 40 hours.

81. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

82. 3382 sq km of land is covered by forests (31.2%)

83. The last death penalty was made in 1988.

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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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 is the largest river in Jamaica?
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What is the largest lake in Jamaica?
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What is the national dish?
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What Jamaica has national colors?
National colors: green, gold and black.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is rum.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
A national animal is a black-headed hummingbird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Cricket is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Jamaica?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

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”.

answer: Marta

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