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Overview of Jamaica

Officially name: Jamaica

Capital: Kingston

Largest city: Kingston

Official language: English

Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Jamaican Cuisine

The original inhabitants of Jamaica before 1492 were actually a tribe of people called the Arawaks. These people grew foods such as callaloo, papayas that they called pawpaws, and guava.

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Administrative divisions Jamaica

Administratively, Jamaica is divided into fourteen parishes. They are grouped into three historic counties, which have no administrative relevance. Every parish has a coast, none are landlocked.

The traditional county towns were Savanna-la-Mar for Cornwall County, Spanish Town for Middlesex County, and Kingston for Surrey County.