Estimate population 2,890,000 - Capital: Kingston
Records show that Christopher Columbus landed in Jamaica in 1494. During the 18th century Jamaica served as a major slave market of America until slavery was abolished in 1838.
This beautiful island with its magnificent mountains occupies an area of approximately 10,991 square kilometres (4,244 square miles) and makes an ideal spot for your next getaway. Take advantage of the seven mile pristine beaches and the delightful craft markets to pick up some unique Jamaican articles.