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Jamaica is one of the south islands of the Caribbean
145 km south of Cuba
black = strength, creativity, determination
green = beauty of the vegetation
The flag of Jamaica
gold = the brilliant sunshine and the future hopes of the people
1 million inhabitans
The national gallery
Coastline = 1000 km
Arawakan word "Xaymaca" = Land of wood and water
1494 Columbus conquered the island for Spain
1655 admiral Penn and general Venables captured the island African slaves were imported
1834 slavery ended; workers from China and India came
6 August 1962 Jamaica was
Population: 3 million people
East Indian: 1.3%
free from England
average temperature in summer = 29 Celsius
average temperature in winter = 23 Celsius
rainiest months May, June and October - December
Jamaica is in the hurricane belt
(from June - November)
Foods and drinks
Salt fish and Ackee
Most popular sports are...
...track and field
Original bobsled team 1988
by Tom Brunner
Jamaican music includes:
Jamaican folk music
The most famous Reggae singer was Bob Marley
Jamaica has got the third highest murder rate; 40 of 1000 get killed by murders
Homosexuality between males is a serious crime in Jamaica, which was punished by death 3 years ago
Jamaica is famous for Marihuana Marihuana is illegal in Jamaica, too, but people smoke it anyway; Tourists can buy Marihuana very easily