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Jamaica: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Geographic Coordinates18 15 N, 77 30 W 18.25,-77.5
Area total: 10,991 sq km
land: 10,831 sq km
water: 160 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline1,022 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Blue Mountain Peak 2,256 m
Highest MountainsBlue Mountain Peak 2317 m
[Verified]
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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Natural Hazardshurricanes (especially July to November)
Natural Resourcebauxite, gypsum, limestone
Land Usearable land: 10.92%
permanent crops: 9.1%
other: 79.98% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Irrigated Land252.2 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources9.4 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesheavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston from vehicle emissions
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Kingston; Spanish Town; Portmore; Montego Bay; Mandeville
According to Geonames: Kingston; New Kingston; Spanish Town; Portmore; Montego Bay

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location between Cayman Trench and Jamaica Channel, the main sea lanes for the Panama Canal