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Fast Facts on Jamaica
From: Jamaica Adventure Guide

Location: 90 miles south of Cuba
4,411 square miles.Slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut in the U.S.
146 miles
22-51 miles
Average Temp.
82° F
Climate: Tropical. Hot, Humid, temperate interior.
Average Rainfall
78 inches annually
Population: 2.6 million (July 2000 estimate). Annual population growth rate is 0.46%
Kingston, 800,000; Montego Bay, 82,000; Mandeville, 13,681; Port Antonio, 10,426; Ocho Rios, 5,851; Negril, 1,166
Capital: Kingston
Language: English
Ethnic Groups: Black (90.9%), mixed (7.3%), East Indian (1.3%), white (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%)
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gypsum and limestone.
Getting there: Air Jamaica and American Airlines.
Principal exports:
Bauxite and alumnia, apparel, sugar, bananas, coffee, citrus and citrus products, rum, cocoa.
Major Trading partners: Consumer Goods, construction materials, electrical equipment, food, fuel, machinery and transportation equipment.
Exchange Rate: Click here for latest
GDP per capitia: US3,350 (purchasing power parity)
Trade Balance:
minus $1.46 Billion (estimated 1997)

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