Jamaica Google maps and Driving Directions
Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Jamaica, and Kingston (GPS: 18 00 N 76 48 W), the capital city of the country located in (the) Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba.
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Google Maps Jamaica
First colonized by the Spanish and then by the English, the Caribbean island of Jamaica achieved independence in 1962. It remains an influential force in Caribbean politics.
Jamaica is mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain.
The map above fully covers Jamaica with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any region, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Kingston or to the neighboring towns and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Kingston, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of Jamaica (JM).
Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of Jamaica with its administrative divisions; 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland. Note: for local government purposes, Kingston and Saint Andrew were amalgamated in 1923 into the present single corporate body known as the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation.
The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of Jamaica, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.
Jamaica is an island in the West Indies, 90 mi (145 km) south of Cuba and 100 mi (161 km) west of Haiti. It is a little smaller than Connecticut. By area it is the third largest island in the Caribbean. The island is made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, and the Blue Mountains, a group of volcanic hills, in the east.
Jamaica (area: 10 991 sq km / 4 243,65 sq mi), where the official language is English, lying in America and using the currency; Jamaican dollar (JMD), since 1969, set their clock to UTC-5. That means they are same time as Washington DC during Standard Time in Kingston, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.
The climate in Jamaica; Tropical. Hot and humid at sea level, with temperate mountain areas. Hurricanes are likely JuneNovember.
Geography in a nutshell; Mainly mountainous, with lush tropical vegetation. Inaccessible limestone area in the northwest. Low, irregular coastal plains are broken by hills and plateaus.
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Driving directions Jamaica
The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Jamaica above showing the country, located next to N/A. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Jamaica are 18 15 N, 77 30 W , while the capital, Kingston found at 18 00 N 76 48 W.
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About Jamaica and the capital, Kingston
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|Flag description: diagonal yellow cross divides the flag into four triangles – green (top and bottom) and black (hoist side and fly side); green represents hope, vegetation, and agriculture, black reflects hardships overcome and to be faced, and yellow recalls golden sunshine and the island’s natural resources.||Border length: 0 km.|
Did you know about Jamaica?
- Jamaica was a British colony from 1655 until 1962. From 1958 onward it was part of the West Indies Federation, which was dissolved in 1962.
- Jamaicas Rastafarians revere the late emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, as their spiritual leader, and see Africa as their spiritual home.
- The English-speaking island of Jamaica is rich in minerals-it is the worlds fourth largest producer of bauxite-and has a fertile landscape with beautiful beaches.
Facts of Jamaica (JM)
Name conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Jamaica, etymology: from the native Taino word “haymaca” meaning “land of wood and water” or possibly “land of springs”
Codes: ISO; JM, Internet; .jm
Capital city: Kingston
Language(s): English, English patois
National holiday(s): Emancipation Day, 1 August (1834); Independence Day, 6 August (1962)
Motto: Out of Many, One People
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD), since 1969
GPS: 18 15 N, 77 30 W, Kingston; 18 00 N 76 48 W
Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Geography note: strategic location between Cayman Trench and Jamaica Channel, the main sea lanes for the Panama Canal
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Caribbean Sea
Coastline: 1,022 km
Area: total: 10,991 sq km; land: 10,831 sq km, water: 160 sq km (total 4 243,65 mi2), slightly smaller than Connecticut.
Roadways: total: 22,121 km (includes 44 km of expressways), paved: 16,148 km, unpaved: 5,973 km (2011)
Local time (capital): UTC-5, same time as Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in Jamaica: 2 898 677
Population in Kingston: 937 700 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 54.8% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: KINGSTON (capital) 588,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 0.68% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 18 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 6.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 27.56% (male 416,421 / female 402,283) 15-24 years: 21.13% (male 315,190 / female 312,362) 25-54 years: 37.59% (male 551,384 / female 565,279) 55-64 years: 5.78% (male 82,754 / female 88,786) 65 years and over: 7.94% (male 105,593 / female 130,288) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 25.6 years; male: 25.1 years, female: 26.1 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: black 92.1%, mixed 6.1%, East Indian 0.8%, other 0.4%, unspecified 0.7% (2011 estimate)
Religions: Protestant 64.8% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 12.0%, Pentecostal 11.0%, Other Church of God 9.2%, New Testament Church of God 7.2%, Baptist 6.7%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.5%, Anglican 2.8%, United Church 2.1%, Methodist 1.6%, Revived 1.4%, Brethren 0.9%, and Moravian 0.7%), Roman Catholic 2.2%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.9%, Rastafarian 1.1%, other 6.5%, none 21.3%, unspecified 2.3% (2011 estimate)
Government type: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Legal system: common law system based on the English model
National anthem: Jamaica, Land We Love
Known national hazards: hurricanes (especially July to November)
Major infectious diseases: note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Land use: agricultural land: 41.4%; arable land 11.1%; permanent crops 9.2%; permanent pasture 21.1%; forest: 31.1%; other: 27.5% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; shellfish
Industries: tourism, bauxite/alumina, agricultural-processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications
Export commodities: alumina, bauxite, sugar, rum, coffee, yams, beverages, chemicals, apparel, mineral fuels
Main export partners: US 24.4%, Canada 16.5%, Russia 9.3%, Netherlands 8.9%, Iceland 7.2%, UK 6.5% (2015)
Import commodities: food and other consumer goods, industrial supplies, fuel, parts and accessories of capital goods, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials
Main import partners: US 32.6%, Venezuela 12.4%, China 12%, Trinidad and Tobago 11.1% (2015)
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