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Jamaica Introduction




Jamaica is an independent island country in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the West Indies, a region of island and mainland territories on the western edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Jamaica is the third largest island in the archipelago (chain of islands) called the Greater Antilles. It is also the largest of the Caribbean countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations.

A Short Background

Jamaica gained full independence within the British Commonwealth in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence and a dropoff in tourism.

Elections in 1980 saw the democratic socialists voted out of office. Subsequent governments have been open market oriented. Political violence marred elections during the 1990s.

1UpTravel's Guide to Jamaica

Topography of Jamaica - Read more about the geography and topography of Jamaica

History of Jamaica - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Jamaica

Life & People of Jamaica - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Jamaica

Local Cuisine of Jamaica - Find out delicious local cuisines of Jamaica

Holidays in Jamaica - Check out a list of the local holidays in Jamaica

Festivals in Jamaica - Learn about the festivals in Jamaica

Embassies of Jamaica - Provides an Embassy database for Jamaica

Administration facts of Jamaica - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Jamaica

Newstands in Jamaica - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Jamaica

Attractions in Jamaica - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Jamaica

Maps of Jamaica - Discover a detailed map of Jamaica

Map Database of Jamaica - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Jamaica

Flags of Jamaica - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Jamaica. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Jamaica - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Jamaica

Shopping in Jamaica - Find out the best places for shopping in Jamaica

Restaurants in Jamaica - Browse a list of eat-outs in Jamaica

Geography of Jamaica - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Jamaica

People of Jamaica - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Jamaica

Government and Politics in Jamaica - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Jamaica.

Economy of Jamaica - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Jamaica

Communications in Jamaica - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Jamaica

Transportation in Jamaica - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Jamaica

Military of Jamaica - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Jamaica

Transnational Issues of Jamaica - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Jamaica


 





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