THE CARIBBEAN

Jamaica Map

A map of Jamaica that contains cities, towns, highways, and islands.  From its mountains to its coastal plains, satellite imagery and a physical map show the topography.

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Jamaica Political Map

Jamaica is an island located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s also part of the Greater Antilles, situated south of Cuba and west of Haiti. In terms of size, Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean, after Cuba and Hispaniola.  Jamaica’s three largest cities are Montego Bay, Portmore, and Kingston, which is the capital and largest city. The country of Jamaica is recognized for reggae, sprinters, sandy beaches, and jerk food.

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IMAGERY

Jamaica Satellite Map

Jamaica occupies an area of 10,990 square kilometers (4,240 sq mi) in area. This makes it larger than Puerto Rico but smaller than the Bahamas.  Its climate is lush and tropical with hot and humid weather. According to the FAO, forests cover 31% of Jamaica. Because of its warm, tropical climate, the country contains large swaths of rainforests. There are also several small islands off Jamaica’s coast in Portland Bight, designated as a marine protected area.

PHYSICAL

Jamaica Physical Map

Jamaica’s terrain is mountainous, with a discontinuous coastal plain. Mountains lie within the interior of the island such as the Dry Harbour Mountains. Whereas the John Crow Mountains and the Blue Mountains extend in the eastern region. But its highest peak is the Blue Mountain Peak in the east of the island. At 2,256 m (7,402 ft), it’s also one of the highest peaks in all of the Caribbean.

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  1. You haven’t listed the Rio Cobre under rivers, lakes, etc for Jamaica, West Indies!!

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