Jamaica is about the size of Connecticut in the United States. It
measures about 4,400 square miles (11,400 square kilometers).
Stretches 146 miles from east to west. Varies between 22 and 51
miles from north to south. And in many ways is more like a continent
than an island.
It has rugged mountain ranges, with Blue Mountain Peak, the highest
point, soaring 7,402 feet. It has miles of white beaches, bordered
by the blue Caribbean.
It has 120 rivers flowing from the mountains to the coast. And it
has great central plains, fertile agricultural lands, towering cliffs,
magnificent waterfalls, dense tropical forests...and eternal summer.
Climate The northeast trade winds and mountain breezes keep the
temperature pleasant year round. The average temperature is 82 degrees
F (27 degrees C), and the average annual rainfall is 78 inches (198