Jamaica is a top tourist attraction for beach vacations, especially during Spring Break. It is considered an island nation of the Greater Antilles, and is approximately 4,232 square miles.

About Jamaica

Jamaica sits on the Caribbean Sea, just south of Cuba. The word Jamaica stems from the Arawakan word Xaymaca, which means ''the Land of Wood and Water,'' according to Wikipedia (wikipedia.com). The island later became a British colony, when it adopted its current name. Jamaica became fully independent in 1962.

Jamaica is considered the third most populous country in the Americas, with an estimated 2.8 million people. Kingston is the biggest city and it the nation's capital.

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