Jamaica It is an island 240 km long and 80 wide, located in the Caribbean sea. 150 km from Cuba and 180 km from the Hispaniola islandIt is a country in which tourism has increased greatly in recent years. Specifically since the 1990s. Large investments of foreign capital have made the country a paradise for anyone who can visit it.
It's about an island very mountainous which has a fairly extensive coastal part. The cities, the population and the hotels are concentrated in this coastal plain.
Like any country with a Caribbean influence, Jamaica has a tropical climate, Normally warm and humid although somewhat colder in the mountainous area.
Despite being located in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica does not suffer as much from hurricanes and other inclement weather as its neighboring countries. This is because the mountains divert hurricanes.
In Jamaica live more than 2,700,000 inhabitants. The predominant race is the black race (91.2%). The official language is English, with a somewhat peculiar accent indeed.
Regarding life expectancy, despite the monotonous rhythm and so little stressful that it takes there, the age does not exceed the European average and has to settle for the 71 years. In what if they do exceed the European average is in the number of children per woman, with 2.36. 81% of the population is literate.
Finally, it is worth noting one of the great personalities that the country has given: the singer Bob Marley. This managed to be an idol in the world creating a style, reggae. Thanks to this, the country became known and tourism increased greatly with the well-known Rastafari movement.
At the same time, they can boast of having the fastest man in the world in the 100-meter dash: the athlete Asafa Powell. The Jamaican holds the world record in that specialty with a time of 9.74 seconds.
Other data of interest
Form of Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy.
GDP: Rank 131 in the world.
Currency: Jamaican dollar.
Internet domain: .jm
Telephone prefix: +1876
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