Introduction

flag Jamaica Jamaica: Introduction

Capital: Kingston

Population

Total Population: 2,827,377
Natural Increase: -0.0%
Density: 261 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.0%
Ethnic Origins: The Jamaican population is largely composed of people of African descent. Minorities include mixed people, East Indians and other ethnic groups.
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Jamaican Creole English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestant 62.5%, Roman Catholic 2.6%, Others or unspecified 14.2%, None 20.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Kingston

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Country Overview

Area: 10,990 km²
Type of State: Monarchy. Constitutional Democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
Substantial natural resources; a favorable climate for agriculture and tourism.
HDI*: 0.719/1
HDI (World Rank): 99/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Jamaica, dial 00
To call Jamaica, dial +1876
Internet Suffix: .jm
Telephone Lines: 9.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 46.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 92.63% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,1716,3894,7655,9717,731
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,9611,6511,2511,4811,901
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,4062,6241,7143,1433,217
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,8304,3781,9992,9204,522

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.

 

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