The official motto of Jamaica is, "out of many, one people." This motto can be seen on Jamaica's official coat-of-arms and is based on the multiracial history and roots of its people.Know More
The Jamaican coat-of-arms not only features its official motto, but it also has several other important elements that relate to the history of the country. On either side of a red cross that features five pineapples are male and female Tainos, who were the native tribe of the island.
On top of the cross is a Jamaican crocodile standing on the Royal Helmet of the British Monarchy, which symbolizes Jamaica's history as a British colony.Learn more about Caribbean
As of 2015, Jamaica's administrative regions are divided into 14 parishes: Clarendon, Kingston, Hanover, Portland, Manchester, Saint Andrew, Saint Catherine, Saint Ann, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Mary, Saint James, Saint Thomas, Westmoreland and Trelawny. Each parish has its own capital city.Full Answer >
Jamaica's landforms consist of mountains in the east of the country, valleys and plateaus in the central region and coastal plains and rugged hills in the west. The country is comprised of a large island in addition to several tiny islands and cays in the surrounding waters.Full Answer >
Jamaica was originally known as "the land of wood and water." This phrase came from the word Xaymaca, which is what the indigenous Taíno people called the island. Other nicknames for Jamaica include "the Rock," "Jamrock," "Jamdown" and "Ja."Full Answer >
Jamaica is located at the latitude of 18 degrees 15 minutes north and the longitude of 77 degrees 30 minutes west. It is situated south of Cuba.Full Answer >