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
Jamaica is within the continent of North America. Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea about 90 miles south of Cuba. Jamaica is the fifth largest island country in the Caribbean with an area of 4,240 square miles.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 >
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 >
Barbados is not in Jamaica. Jamaica and Barbados are separate islands. Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea slightly south of Cuba while Barbados is northeast of Venezuela, South America.Full Answer >