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Published Mar 28, 1999

FAST FACTS

Location:
90 miles south of Cuba

Size:

4,411 square miles.Slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut in the U.S.


Length:

146 miles


Width:

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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Feb 8, 2011 2:06pm [ 1 ]

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Mar 29, 2011 5:05pm [ 2 ]

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