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Presentation made by Laura Rodríguez Buján from CPI Tino Grandío.

Presentation made by Laura Rodríguez Buján from CPI Tino Grandío.

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  • 1. Jamaica by Laura Rodríguez Buján 2014
  • 2. Jamaica It is in the Caribbean sea. Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola.
  • 3. Jamaica Population: 2,909,714km Land area: 10,991km2 Languages: English Main cities: Kingston and Montego Bay Monetary unit: Dollar Neighbouring countries: It is an island Government: Unitary Parliamentary and Constitutional Monarchy Queen: Queen ElizabethII
  • 4. Jamaica Origins and history: The first inhabitants of Jamaica were a race of skillful hunters, fishermen and farmers. They were called"The Taino Indians." In 1494, Christopher Columbus arrived and claimed the island for Spain. Jamaica became a British Colony in 1655 when the English captured it from the Spaniards. The English imported many Africans slaves to work on the sugar plantations. Jamaica remained a British Colony until 1962 when it became independent.
  • 5. Jamaica Kingston:Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States.
  • 6. Jamaica Montego Bay:Montego Bay is the capital of the parish of St. James and the second largest city in Jamaica by area and the fourth by population (after Kingston, Spanish Town and Portmore). It is a tourist destination with duty free shopping, a cruise line terminal and several beaches. The city is backed by picturesque low mountains.
  • 7. Jamaica Traditions: Jamaica has developed a unique type of religion. The most popular is called Pocomania, which is a blend between European Christianity and African religious practices. The second is called Rastafarianism. Reggae and its derivatives such as dance hall and rock steady were key for the development of Jamaican culture.
  • 8. Jamaica Traditional food: Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and influences from the indigenous people on the island of Jamaica, and the Spanish, British, Africans, Indian and Chinese who have inhabited the island. Jamaican cuisine includes various dishes from the different cultures brought to the island with the arrival of people from elsewhere. In addition to ingredients that are native to Jamaica, many foods have been introduced and are now grown locally. A wide variety of seafood, tropical fruits and meats are available.
  • 9. Jamaica Sport:The most popular sports are those imported from Britain. The most popular sport is cricket; other popular sports include association football, athletics, and netball. Other sports such as rugby league and rugby union are considered growing sports.
  • 10. Jamaica Dunn´s River Falls Interesting places to visit: Martha Brae River James Bond Beach
  • 11. Jamaica Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica ●http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_and_towns_in_ ●http://www.getjamaica.com/Jamaican%20Culture.asp ●https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbo ●http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/ja ●http://www.jamaica-tour.com/ ●