Country Profile - Jamaica

Name: Jamaica

Location: Caribbean

Time: IST (-) 10 1/2 hrs

Capital: Kingston

Language: English and Patois

Area: 10,991 sq kms

Population: 2,868,380 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 06 Aug (Independence Day)

Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Climate: Tropical all year. Temperate in mountain areas. The rainy months are May and October, but showers may occur at any time. Cooler evenings.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 22 Feb Ash Wednesday. 23 May Labour Day. 1 Aug Emancipation Day. 6 Aug Independence Day. 18 Oct National Heroes' Day. 25 Dec - 26 Dec Christmas.

Airline Name: Air Jamaica (JM)

International Airports: Norman Manley Int’l (KIN) (Kingston), Montego Bay (MBJ)