Jamaica Facts

Full Name
Jamaica

 

Capital City
Kingston

 

Area
11,000 sq km
4,247 sq miles

 

Population
2,652,689

 

Time Zone
GMT/UTC -6 ()



 

Languages
English (official)


 

Religion

80% Christian, including revivalist cults such as Pocomania, which blends European and African religious beliefs, and Rastafarianism, whose dogma embraces a complex core of spiritual and social beliefs rooted in the idea that Africa is the black race's spiritual and physical motherland.

 
Currency
Jamaican Dollar (J$)

 

Electricity
110V 50HzHz

 

Electric Plug Details
American-style plug with two parallel flat blades above a circular grounding pin
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Japanese-style plug with two parallel flat blades
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Country Dialing Code
876

GDP (per head) : US$4600

Length of Coastline : 1022 km

Amount of Rum produced annually : 50 milliion liters

Inflation : 5.8%

Average annual rainfall : 78in

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