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Overview

Jamaica - Overview


Capital: Kingston
Government: Constitutional parliamentary democracy
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Area: total: 10,991 km2
land: 10,831 km2
water: 160 km2
Population: 2,758,124 (July 2006 est.)
Language: English (official), Jamaican Creole
Religion: Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other, including some spiritual cults 34.7%
Electricity: 110 volt / 50 Hz (USA Plug)
Calling Code: +1-876
Internet TLD: .jm
Time Zone: UTC-5

Jamaica is an island-nation in the Caribbean, located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola. Jamaica's resources include coffee, papaya, bauxite, gypsum, limestone, and sugar cane.


Regions

Jamaica is divided into 3 counties and 14 parishes.

Cornwall County:

- Hanover
- Saint Elizabeth
- Saint James
- Trelawny
- Westmoreland

Middlesex County:

- Clarendon
- Manchester
- Saint Ann
- Saint Catherine
- Saint Mary

Surrey County:

- Kingston
- Portland
- Saint Andrew
- Saint Thomas


Cities
- Kingston
- Montego Bay
- Negril
- Ocho Rios
- Port Antonio


Other destinations

- Black River
- Blue Mountains
- Cave Valley
- Nassau Valley


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Bupa Global

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Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.