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Exact Location: Kingston- (Capitol City) 17 degrees 59' , 76 degrees 47' W

Jamaica By: Sam Peterson and Fuzzy Marek

Map of Jamaica

Jamaica is positioned in both northern and western hemispheres. It is located in the west central Carribean, surrounded by the Carribean sea.

The population of Jamaica is approximately 2.715 million people.

Jamacia is not part of an archipelago but it is part of the Greater Antilles

Jamaica has a volcanic in landform, Jamaica can be divided into three landform regions: the eastern mountains, the central valleys and plateaus, and the coastal plains

An upland tropical climate prevails on the windward side of the mountains, whereas a semiarid climate predominates on the leeward side.

Jamaica's most important modern economic activities are tourism, bauxite mining, agriculture and manufacturing.

Jamaicas exports conclude of many minarals and oil. Adding up to about $1.718 billion (2012 est.)

The eastern section composed of the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains. These beautiful mountains are a must if you visit Jamaica.The central region, formed chiefly of limestone, extending from Stony Hill to the Cockpit country.The western section with Dolphin Head as its centre.

Physical Features

About 97% of the population is of partial or total African descent. East Indians (1.3%). Chinese (0.2%), Europeans (0.2%), and other (0.6%).

Ethnic Makeup

Some of the important natural recourses are large deposits of bauxite (the ore of aluminum) are found in central Jamaica along with iron ore.

Natural Recources


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