Jamaica Travel Information

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Area: 10,991 sq km (4244 sq. miles)

Population: 2,804,332

Capital: Kingston

Language: English (and local patois)

Religion: Protestant majority

Time Zone: GMT -5

Electricity: 110V AC, 50Hz single phase

Passport: Required by all except U.S. and Canadian citizens

Currency: Jamaican Dollar (J$) = 100 cents

Health: No special precautions

Climate: Tropical all year. The rainy months are May and October.

Travelling in Disaster Prone Areas

International Dialling Code: 1+809

Jamaican Geography:

Jamaica is the third-largest island in the West Indies, a narrow outcrop of a submerged mountain range. The island features a range of mountains reaching 2256m (7402ft) at the Blue Mountain Peak in the east and descending towards the west. Most of the best beaches are on the north and west coasts. Jamaica's luxuriant tropical and subtropical vegetation is probably unsurpassed anywhere in the Caribbean.

Map of Jamaica