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Jamaica Population

Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea, located 146 miles long and varies from 22 to 51 miles wide. It is situated some 100 miles west of Haiti, 90 miles south of Cuba, and 390 miles northeast of the nearest point on the mainland, Cape Gracias a Dios, on the Caribbean coast of Central America.Indies. Jamaica population in 2022 is estimated to be 2.98 million, covers country area of 10,991 sq km (4,244 sq mi), ranks one-hundred-thirty-sixth most populous country in the world, capital of Jamaica is Kingston and other popular cities are Portmore, Spanish Town, Montego Bay, May Pen, Mandeville and Old Harbour. Jamaica country code is JAM, Originally inhabited by the indigenous Taíno tribe referred island as Xaymaca, In 1494, the island was under the Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Indigenous people were killed, after that Spanish brought large number of African slaves to Jamaica as laborers. The island was controlled by Spain until 1655, when England conquered it, renamed to Jamaica. 36,000 Indians were brought as indentured laborers between 1845 to 1917 for sugarcane farming, in few years Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter as economy dependent. The island achieved independence from UK on 1962.

YearPopulation
19601,628,524
19651,756,508
19701,875,637
19752,028,019
19802,162,839
19852,335,510
19902,419,901
19952,533,705
20002,654,698
20052,740,000
20102,810,464
20152,891,024
20202,961,161

Jamaica population in 1960 is 1,628,524, by 1970 the population is increased by 247,113 totaling to 1,875,637, by 1980 the population is increased to 2,162,839, and by 1990 the total increase of 2,419,901 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 2,419,901. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 2,654,698, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Jamaica increase by 155,766 with a change of 5.87 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 150,697 with a change of 5.36 percent and make up to 2,961,161. Population of Jamaica in 2021 is estimated 2.97 million.

Jamaica is divided into three counties namely, Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey. These are further subdivided into 14 parishes: Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann, St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas.

ParishCapitalArea sq kmPopulation (2011)County
HanoverLucea450.469,533Cornwall
Saint ElizabethBlack River1,212.4150,205Cornwall
Saint JamesMontego Bay594.9183,811Cornwall
TrelawnyFalmouth874.675,164Cornwall
WestmorelandSavanna-la-Mar807.0144,103Cornwall
ClarendonMay Pen1,196.3245,103Middlesex
ManchesterMandeville830.1189,797Middlesex
Saint AnnSaint Ann's Bay1,212.6172,362Middlesex
Saint CatherineSpanish Town1,192.4516,218Middlesex
Saint MaryPort Maria610.5113,615Middlesex
Kingston ParishKingston21.889,057Surrey
PortlandPort Antonio814.081,744Surrey
Saint AndrewHalf Way Tree430.7573,369Surrey
Saint ThomasMorant Bay742.893,902Surrey
10,991.02,697,983Jamaica (Total)

Source : worldbank

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