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Jamaica - Fact Sheet

Official name:Jamaica
Size:10,991 km²
Population:2.5 million
Borders:no direct borders; surrounded by the Carribean Sea in the Atlantic Ocean
Currency:Jamaican Dollar
Official language:English
Nationality / People:A person of Jamaican nationality is a Jamaican.
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The state was a British colony until 1962 and is now an independent nation within the Commonwealth. Jamaica (Xaymaca) is the original indigenous name of the island. For some time, however, it was also known as Santiago - that's how Columbus named the island when he discovered it in 1494.