|Time zone:||GMT -5 (Caribbean standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
Jamaican dollars (JMD)|
€1 = J$144, $1 = J$129, £1 = J$171
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.jm||International Dialling Code: 1876|
For help planning your trip to Jamaica including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Jamaica trip planning page.
Further information on Jamaica
Discover more about Jamaica - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 10,991 sq km (160 sq km under water)
Coastline: 1,022 km (Caribbean Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical climate that is hot and humid on the coasts and cooler in the interior highlands. Risk of hurricanes between July and November.
Highest mountain: Blue Mountain Peak (2,256m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Jamaica from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Flawed democracy||43/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||48/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||9/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||85/174|
Other Data & Links
Status: Independent Country
Population: 2,930,050 (rank: 137/196) Density: 266.5 people/sq km (rank: 31/196)
Ethnic groups: black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)
Religions: 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%, (2001 census)
GDP (PPP): $25.13 billion GDP per capita: $9,000 (rank: 101/195)