May 29, 2024

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Facts and figures about Jamaica

Jamaica is an island that is located south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. The island has a total landmass of 10,830 sq km. The county is mostly mountainous with some coastal plains. The lowest point is 0m, which is the sea level and the highest point is the blue mountain peak, which is at 2,256 m. The climate is tropical, which makes it hot and humid.

The major land exports that Jamaica has are limestone, bauxite, and gypsum. Jamaica’s forest includes 24% pastures, 17% woodland and forests, 6% of crops, and the other is about 33%. Jamaica experiences heavy rainfall and heavy deforestation. There is also air pollution. The population from a census taken in 2001 was at 2,665,633. Jamaica’s population is made up of 90.9% black, 1.3% East Indian, 0.2% white, 0.2% Chinese, 7.3% mixed and the rest are 0.1%.

Religious Groups

There are also many religious groups in Jamaica. Of the total amount of churchgoers there, the amount for each would be  Baptist 8.8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Moravian 1.1%, United Church 2.7%, Methodist 2.7%,  Church of God 21.2%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.6%, Brethren 1.1%, Anglican 5.5%, Roman Catholic 4%, and the other would make up the remaining 34.7%. Critical aspects of the Jamaican economy would be the mining and exporting of bauxite and the tourism industry.


In the 1990s to 2000, there was civil unrest in Jamaica, which affected the economy. This has lead to an increase in crime. Some problems in Jamaica at those times included high-interest rates, which also slowed down the countries economy. Other issues included foreign competition with some of the products that Jamaica produced, such as cement. This has led the Jamaican economy to lose millions of dollars every year. However, things have become a little better now, and the county is on the rise once again.