Country: Jamaica

Population: 2,780,132

Capital: Kingston

Time Zone: UTC-5

Currency Name: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Government Type: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy

Languages: English, English patois

Ethnic Breakdown: black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)

Religion: Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%,

Major Cities:

Phone Country Code: 876

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: mid-December - mid-April

Voltage: 110 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), February 21 (Ash Wednesday), February 27 (Chevion's Birthday), May 23 (Labor Day), August 1 (Emancipation Day), August 6 (Independence Day), October 16 (National Hero's Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Jamaica is roughly the size of Connecticut.