Jamaica Facts

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Blue Mountain Coffee is produced by Jamaica, a popular and expensive cafe throughout the world and one of the most rare coffees in the world.
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Jamaica was claimed by Spain after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. It then came under English rule in 1655 before gaining independence in 1962.
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The Taino was the initial people of Jamaica. Once captured by Spain, slavery and illness have unfortunately made Taino desperately near extinction.
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Over the last few years, Jamaica has consistently been ranked among the top five of the world’s top tourist destinations.
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Reggae was developed almost by accident in Kingston after rocksteady, which came about after ska. Reggae has been a vessel for musicians, since its invention, to express their political and social opinions. For many years, it has been linked to the Rastafari movement.
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The fastest man worldwide, Usain Bolt, is from Jamaica.
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Corn and yam were grown by the initial residents of Jamaica. Jamaica is known today for growing sugar cane, bananas and mangoes, not indigenous.
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Despite claiming independence, Jamaica chose to remain a member of the Commonwealth. Therefore, Queen Elizabeth II is still their head of state.
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The number of rum shops per square mile is one of the largest in Jamaica (shocking to a number of rum visitors).
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Jamaica is the Caribbean's biggest english speaking island. Although english is the national language, most individuals talk Patois, an English Creole with powerful impacts from West Africa.
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Many Spain and Britain helped to populate Jamaica during the 19th century with the liberated African slaves. Today, many of these first colonists are immediate offsprings.
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Jamaica produces many talented sports people, especially in track and field where athletes such as Usain Bolt, Johan Blake and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have excelled.
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Since the 17th century, Rum, Jamaica's domestic beverage has been a major component of the history of the country.
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The capital and largest city in Jamaica is Kingston.
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Chicken may be the Jamaican meat eater's true favorite.
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Jamaica's flag is one of two in the world that don't share the colors of the American flag.
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Jamaican Jews are among the earliest inhabitants on the island, despite being predominantly Christian.
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Ian Flemming wrote all 14 James Bond novels while he was living in Jamaica.
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Jamaica was the first western country to build the railway lines outside Europe and North America, 20 years after the first rail line was constructed in Great Britain.
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Jamaica genuinely boasts one of the most lovely womens in the globe, with 3 winners and 3 runners-up at the Miss World competitions.
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Jamaica has 8 native snake species, but relax, none of them are venomous.

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