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Jamaica is an island located in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. It covers an area slightly smaller than Connecticut. It is 635 km east of the Central American mainland, 150 km south of Cuba, and 180 m west of the island of Hispaniola, on which Haiti and the Dominican Republic are situated.
Located in the Caribbean Sea, the island of Jamaica has Cuba about 150 km to the north and Haiti about 160 km to the east.
Strategic location between Cayman Trench and Jamaica Channel, the main sea lanes for the Panama Canal.
2,758,124 (July 2006 est)
Tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior.
English, Jamaican, Creole
Places to Visit
Kingston, Blue Mountain Peak
Kingston International Air Port
ISD codes & International time