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Out Of Many, One People

 

General


Population: 2,868,380 (2011)
Land Area: 10,991 sq km
Natural Resources: Bauxite, gypsum, limestone
Capital: Kingston
Political System: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Bruce Golding (2007)
Languages: English, English patois
Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Major Religions: Protestant 62.5%, Roman Catholic 2.6%, Other or Unspecified 14.2%, None 20.9%
Major Ethnicities: African 91.2%, Mixed 6.2%, Other or Unknown 2.6%
Life Expectancy: 73.45 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 13.74 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 23.93 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.7%, Industry 29.7%, Services 64.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 17%, Industry 19%, Services 64% (2006)
Industries: Tourism, bauxite/alumina, agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; crustaceans, mollusks
Human Development Index: 0.727 (79th)
Tourism Revenue: 1.733 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 12.9% (2010)

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Army Size: 2 830 (2004)
Budget: 0.6% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Jamaica is located in the Greater Antilles. Jamaica is an Island and has many neighbouring island countries. Jamaica has a slow growth rate, however this rate is expected to grow with investments in infrastructure.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Jamaica
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Jamaica
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/JAM.html

Updated on: December 21, 2011