Jamaica Mon

Introduction

  • Country Name: Jamaica
  • Capital: Kingston
  • Major Languages: English
  • Location: Underneath Cuba
  • Population: 2.715 million, 24.9 average age, 73.28 life expectancy

Geography

  • Major Landforms: Blue Mountain Peak, John Crow, Dry Harbor
  • Major Landmarks: Negril Lighthouse, Appleton Estate, Peter Tosh Monument, Ochos Rios Fort

Climate in Jamaica

Average Temperature:

  • Fri91°76°
  • Sat84°76°
  • Sun88°77°
  • Mon87°77°
  • Tue89°75°
  • Wed87°76°
  • Thu87°76°
  • Fri86°76°

Average Yearly Rainfall:

  • 93 Kingston 32.0 813
  • 113 Montego Bay 43.7
  • 1110 – Morant Point 121.3
  • 3082 – Port Antonio 64.3 1634
  • 142 Cinchona Gardens 91.9 2335

Culture

Popular Music:

  • mento
  • ska
  • rocksteady
  • reggae
  • dub music
  • dancehall
  • ska jazz
  • reggae fusion

Food:

Curry goat, fried dumplings, ackee and saltfish (cod) – the national dish of Jamaica – fried plantain, "jerk", steamed cabbage and "rice and peas" (pigeon peas or kidney beans).

Holidays:

  • New Year's day; Jan 1
  • Ash Wednesday; Mar 5
  • Good Friday, Apr 18
  • Independence Day, Aug 6
  • Boxing Day; Dec 26

Interesting Facts

Unusual Law:

  • Jamaica's legal drinking age is 18 but this law is rarely enforced. There are no restrictions on drinking alcoholic beverages in public places.
  • The currency used in Jamaica is Jamaican Dollar (JMD). You're not required to change our currency back to your local currency when leaving the country. It's entirely up to you to exchange your Jamaican currency at the airport... or keep some for your next trip to Jamaica! ;o)

Native Animals:

  • The Swallow Tail Hummingbird
  • The Swallow Tail Butterfly
  • The Jamaican Fruit Bat

Mode of  Transportation:

  • Boat
  • Car and Motorcycle
  • Bus and Tram
  • Train
  • Local Transportation
  • Air
  • Bicycle

Citations

Capital:

  • "Google - Google Search." Google - Google Search. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.google.com/search?q=google&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb#safe=strict&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&q=capital of jamaica>.

Major Languages:

  • "Google - Google Search." Google - Google Search. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.google.com/search?q=google&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb#safe=strict&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&q=major languages of jamaica>.

Location:

  • "Where Is Jamaica." World Map. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.mapsofworld.com/jamaica/jamaica-location-map.html>.

Population:

  • "Google - Google Search." Google - Google Search. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.google.com/search?q=google&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb#safe=strict&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&q=population of jamaica>.

Major landforms:

  • "LANDFORMS." Geography of Jamaica, Landforms. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/jamaica/jmland.htm>.

Major landmarks:

  • "Jamaica - Landmarks." Jamaica Landmarks. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g147309-Activities-c47-Jamaica.html>.

Average Temperature:

  • "Jamaica Weather: Average Annual Temperature & Rainfall." Jamaica Annual Temperature, Rain, Sun, Humidity Averages. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Jamaica/annual-average-temperature-rainfall.php>.

Average Yearly rainfall:

  • "Jamaica Weather: Average Annual Temperature & Rainfall." Jamaica Annual Temperature, Rain, Sun, Humidity Averages. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Jamaica/annual-average-temperature-rainfall.php>.

Popular Music:

  • "Google - Google Search." Google - Google Search. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.google.com/search?q=google&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb#safe=strict&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&q=popular music in jamaica>.

Foods:

  • "Google - Google Search." Google - Google Search. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <https://www.google.com/search?q=google&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb#safe=strict&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&q=food in jamaica>.

Holidays:

  • "Jamaica Public Holidays in Jamaica 2014 - 2015." Jamaica Public Holidays in Jamaica 2014 - 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.wordtravels.com/Travelguide/Countries/Jamaica/Holidays>.

Unusual Laws:

  • "Some Interesting Facts About Jamaica." Some Interesting Facts About Jamaica. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.jamaica-dream-vacation.com/facts-about-jamaica.html>.

Native Animals:

  • "Jamaican Native Animals." Globerove. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://globerove.com/jamaica/jamaican-native-animals/4938>.

Mode of Transportation:

  • "Jamaica." Transport in. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jamaica/transport/getting-around>.

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