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Jamaica - Montego Bay - Photo by Raphaël Fauveau - CC-BY

Population 2006........................................................2,758,124
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)..........4,600
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 12.7
Unemployment.....................................................................11.3%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .9
Labor force (%) ....... 1.5
 

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Jamaica - - YS Falls - Photo by Raphaël Fauveau - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................4,411 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......34
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 55
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 75
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 12
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................10
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 93
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................14

 

Go to Jamaica Capital City Kingston City Profile - To Jamaica History

 

Background Note: Jamaica  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2032.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Jamaica __ A detailed look at Jamaica including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/jm.html 

Colleges and Universities - Jamaica __ List (1) of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/jm.html

Country Profile: Jamaica __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Jamaica's political stability, plentiful bauxite deposits, attractive scenery and rich culture - best known for its reggae music - contrast with widespread crime and poverty." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1190968.stm

Economy of Jamaica __ "Jamaica has natural resources, primarily bauxite, and an ideal climate conducive to agriculture and tourism." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Jamaica along with links to more resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Jamaica 

Ethnologue report for Jamaica __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Jamaica - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Jamaica

Government of Jamaica, Cabinet Office Home Page __ Learn what the various ministries of Jamaica are doing and accomplishing. There is news, employment information, international concerns and more. - illustrated - From Government of Jamaica - http://www.cabinet.gov.jm/index.asp


 
Jamaica __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/caribbean-islands/#Jamaica

Jamaica __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/jamaica.html

Jamaica __ "...behind the now familiar clichés of 'tropical' scenery and 'shimmering' beaches lies a different Jamaica - one whose character arises from its complex culture, and that aspires to be African in defiance of both the island's geography and its colonial history. Jamaicans may have a quick wit and a ready smile, but this is not the happy-go-lucky island of Bacardi adverts and Harry Belafonte numbers." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/caribbean/jamaica/

Jamaica __ A good overview of Jamaica, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107662.html

Jamaica Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=121&countryName=Jamaica

Jamaica Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Jamaica: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bljamaica.htm
 
Jamaica Information Service __ You will find everything from holiday greetings to ministries and more. There is a help desk, information about social services, government, photos, private sector information and jam-packed with a lot more. - illustrated - From Jamaican Government - http://www.jis.gov.jm/

jamaica map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/jm.htm

Jamaica Photos __ You will find a collection of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Jamaica. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Jamaica/

Jamaica Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/jamaica 

Jamaica Tourist Board __ All you need to know to plan a business trip or a great vacation to Jamaica. You will find things to see and do, learn about events, festivals and more. - illustrated - From Jamaica Tourist Board - http://www.visitjamaica.com/
 
Jamaica Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/jamaica/

Maps of Jamaica __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Jamaica.html

National Library of Jamaica | Welcome __ A good resource for the study of Jamaica. You will find an online catalog, database, photos, and much more. - illustrated - From National Library of Jamaica - http://www.nlj.org.jm/

Pictures of Jamaica __ You will find several galleries and individual photographs of Jamaica. - illustrated - From lovelyjamaica.com - http://www.lovelyjamaica.com/ 

Statistical Institute of Jamaica __ Here you will find figures on everything from the consumer price index to foreign trade, census figures to press releases. - From Go-Jamaica.com - http://www.statinja.com/


 

 

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