Jamaica measures about 234 kilometers (145 mi) in length and as much as 80 kilometers (50 mi) in width, amounting to 11,100 square kilometers (4,300 sq mi). Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. The island is home to the Blue Mountains inland and a coastal plains around the island's perimeter. The major cities in Jamaica include the capital Kingston, Portmore, Spanish Town, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Negril, and Montego Bay. Jamaica is also home to the seventh largest natural harbor in the world, Kingston Harbour.
There are several tourist attractions scattered across Jamaica, including Dunn's River Falls in St. Ann, YS Falls in St. Elizabeth, the Blue Lagoon in Portland, and Port Royal, the site of the earthquake that helped form the Palisadoes.
The country of Jamaica is in the North America continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 18.1315° N, 77.2736° W.
The neighboring countries of Jamaica are:
- Cayman Islands
- Navassa Island
Last Updated on 12 February 2013