90 miles south of Cuba
4,411 square miles.Slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut in the U.S.
Tropical. Hot, Humid, temperate interior.
78 inches annually
2.6 million (July 2000 estimate). Annual population growth rate is 0.46%
Kingston, 800,000; Montego Bay, 82,000; Mandeville, 13,681; Port Antonio, 10,426; Ocho Rios, 5,851; Negril, 1,166
Black (90.9%), mixed (7.3%), East Indian (1.3%), white (0.2%), Chinese (0.2%)
Bauxite, gypsum and limestone.
Air Jamaica and American Airlines.
Bauxite and alumnia, apparel, sugar, bananas, coffee, citrus and citrus products, rum, cocoa.
Major Trading partners:
Consumer Goods, construction materials, electrical equipment, food, fuel, machinery and transportation equipment.
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GDP per capitia:
US3,350 (purchasing power parity)
minus $1.46 Billion (estimated 1997)