Jamaica: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Kingston (& largest city)

Population: 3 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): English, Jamaican Patois

Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister: Andrew Holness

Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Area: 10,991 km2 (4,244 mi2)

Dialing Code: +1-876

Time Zone: (UTC-5)

Demonym: Jamaican (what’s this?)

Endonym: Jamaica
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 119 for police, 110 for fire & ambulance

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Left

Electricity & Adapter: 110 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)

Country Code (ISO): JM (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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