Information of Jamaica


Full information of Jamaica such as: flag, country code 2 (alpha2), alpha3 code, language code, city Jamaica, Total area Jamaica, Calling code Jamaica, Currency Jamaica, GDP per capita Jamaica, Population Jamaica, ... You can also copy information, download high quality size image of the flag of Jamaica, DownloadaClub.Com helps you find the most complete information of this Jamaica country. The flag of Jamaica was adopted in 1962, when the country gained independence. Jamaica, which was a British colony for centuries, had a role of center of trade with slaves. After the abolition of slavery in 1838, a violent coup took place and as a result, Jamaica is characterized by social problems and high criminality till nowadays. The flag was chosen in a public tender and it should reflect the turbulent Jamaican history. The version with horizontal stripes was rejected for being too similar to the flag of former Republic of Tanganika. Pan-African colors of black, green and yellow were thus situated to the form of Saint Andrew´s Cross and it should express a motto: "Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth". Yellow color represents the sun, black stands for difficulties and green means the land.
IndependentYes
Country codesJM, JAM (ISO 3166-1)
Official nameJamaica
Capital cityKingston
ContinentNorth America
Member ofUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community
Population2 726 667 (2018)
Total area10 991 km2
Highest pointBlue Mountain Peak (2 256 m, 7 402 ft)
Lowest pointCaribbean Sea
GDP per capitaUSD 5 354 (World Bank, 2018)
CurrencyJamaican dollar (USD, JMD)
Calling code+1876
Internet TLD.jm

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