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A brief overview of Jamaica
Originally settled by the Arawak Indians, Jamaica was first visited by
Christopher Columbus in 1494 on his second voyage to the New World.
Jamaica's name is derived from the Arawak word "Xaymaca" which means "Land
of Wood and Water." In 1655 British forces conquered the island, ousting
the Spaniards. During its three centuries as a British colony, Jamaica was
variously administered by a governor and a planter-controlled legislature
and by Crown Colony rule from London. The island had a successful economy
based of sugar production with labour supplied by slaves from Africa.
Slavery was abolished in 1834. Universal adult suffrage was granted in
1944 and in 1959 internal self-government was introduced. In 1962 August
6, Jamaica became an independent country within the British Commonwealth.
Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea. It is located
898 kilometres southeast of Miami, 144.8 kilometres south of Cuba and
160.9 kilometres south west of Haiti. The island has an area of 11 420
square kilometres; its highest point is the Blue Mountain Peak, which
rises 2 256 metres above sea level. The capital and major commercial
centre, Kingston, is situated on the southeast coast. The Kingston Harbour
is the seventh largest in the world. Montego Bay, situated on the
northwest coat, is the second largest city and the centre of tourism
The island's population is estimated at 2 576 200. Approximately 50.4 per
cent of the population lives in rural areas. The ethnic origin of
Jamaicans is primarily African (over 90.0 per cent). An estimated 30.0 per
cent of the population is of mixed ethnic origins - East Indian, Chinese
and European. Although Christian denominations predominate, diverse
religious beliefs are represented. The official language is English.
However, most of the people speak an English based creole - patois.
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