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    There is only a small amount of snakes. This happened when the mongoose was transported to jamaica to get rid of a plain field of rats in 1872, but instead of eating almost all of the rats it ate almost all of the snakes. This is why it is rare to find a snake in jamaica.

Mongoose

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Jamaica

 is a tropical island and is part of the caribbean 

There is only 8 species of snake on Jamaica, and none of them are venomous. 

In 1988, Jamaica was the first tropical country to be in a Winter Olympics event.It was the bobsled event.

Bobsled 

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    The land of Jamaica is green and the people are strong and creative are the colors of the flag. Black is the strength and creativity of the people. The Gold color, is the natural beauty of sunlight. Green is the agricultural resources.

The size in area of Jamaica is 4,244 mi².

Basic Information

     Kingston was founded in 1692 after Port Royal was destroyed by an earthquake. The the old city is a rectangle with streets in a grid pattern. In 1703,the city was the commercial capital, and in 1872 it turned into the political capital of Jamaica.

The latitude and longitude of jamaica is 18° N, 77° W


     The style of government in Jamaica is democracy.The House of Representatives has 63 members elected for a five-year term and the senate has 21 members, 13 are chosen by the Prime Minister, and eight are chosen by the Leader of Opposition. The governor is Andrew Holness.

     There was a population of 2.705 million in 2006 and a population of 2.881 million in 2017.

      The Blue Mountains are the highest mountains in Jamaica. The Blue Mountain Peak can reach up to 7402 ft.

      The Limestone Plateau takes up 2/3 of Jamaica.

Landforms

      The eastern part of Jamaica has mountains, the central part of Jamaica has valleys and plateaus, and the coastal part of Jamaica has plains.

Clarendon is dominated by the Vere plain.

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In Port Antonio, temperatures can reach up to 79o degrees fahrenheit. The wettest recorded rainfall was 2,968 mm. 

Climate

In Ocho Rios, temperatures can reach up to 84° degrees fahrenheit. The wettest rainfall had an average of 171 mm of rain.

     The Devon House is said to be the national monument of Kingston.

    Rose Hall Great House was built to make slaves work on sugar plantation.

MaMade

 Features

    Dunns River Falls in jamaica is about 1,000 feet tall.

Bauxite is the principal ore of aluminum in Jamaica.

NaturaResources

     Jamaica is big on bauxite. It also is a big producer in gypsum and limestone.

  •      Gypsum production in 1993 was 203,700 kilograms. That is a 33.8% increase over the 1992 output of 145,000 kilogram.

     Crushed limestone production increased from 3.2 million metric tons in 1992 to 3.3 million metric tonnes in 1994. High purity limestone production increased to 52,359 metric tons in 1994.

There is 14% percent of petroleum in Jamaica.  

Petroleum is 14% of Jamaica's industry.

Aluminum oxide is Jamaica's biggest industry of 38%

Industry

Jamaica makes spark ignition engines for their industry and also exports them to other countries.

Coconuts were introduced to Jamaica by the Spanish settlers

Jamaica mostly has sugar canes, bananas, and coconuts.

Agriculture

The sugarcane was introduced to Jamaica by Christopher Columbus.

Jamaica was the first commercial producer of bananas.

The National dish of Jamaica is Ackee and saltfish.

Jamaica mostly speaks English but they also speak patois and creole.

Culture

Jamaica celebrates Junkanoo and they also celebrate Ash Wednesday