Where is Jamaica?

Jamaica is located in the Caribbean region at latitude 18.109581 and longitude -77.297508 and is part of the North American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 18Β° 6' 34.49'' N
  • 77Β° 17' 51.03'' W

You can see the location of Jamaica on the world map below:

Jamaica pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Jamaica borders with the Caribbean Sea.

Jamaica Related Content

Jamaica Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 18.109581
Longitude: -77.297508
Country CodesAlpha 2: JM
Alpha 3: JAM
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡―πŸ‡²
Int. Phone Prefix+1-876
Capital cityKingston
North America
Country Area10,991 sq km
Population 20212,973,462
World Rank: 133
Median Age30.8
Life expectancy70.5
Major languagesEnglish, English patois
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTCβˆ’05:00
Internet TLD.jm
Biggest AirportSangster International Airport (SIA)
Average temperature24.95 Β°C
76.91 Β°F
Administrative Divisions14 parishes
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Jamaica Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyJamaican Dollar (JMD)
GDP in 2020$13.8 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 130
GDP per capita in 2020$4,665
World Rank: 103
Major Industries / Economic SectorsTourism, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, China, Brazil, Mexico, Japan
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Biggest Cities in Jamaica

Here are the largest cities in Jamaica based on 2021 data:

City Population
Kingston 580,000
Portmore 170,000
May Pen 135,142
Spanish Town 131,056
Montego Bay 110,115
Half Way Tree 96,494
Mandeville 48,317
Old Harbour 28,665
Linstead 22,757
Savanna-la-Mar 22,600

Map of Jamaica with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Caribbean Region