Allia Nathan


Here you will explore great facts about the infamous island Jamaica, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. First, 'What is Jamaica?', 'What is it known for?'

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. Jamaica has a total of 14 parishes, namely St. Catherine, Trelawny, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, St. Thomas, St. James, Portland, St. Ann, St. Mary, Clarendon, Kingston, St. Andrew, Manchester and Hanover. It has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. It is known for it's attractions and never ending sunshine and beaches, by which it gained the nickname "Land of Wood and Water". It is also known for it's wide range in the food industry. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, but also has a strong enforcement of dancehall music.

Like many other countries of the world, Jamaica has several national symbols.

Jamaica's National Symbols
Doctor Bird
Blue Mahoe (National Tree)
Lignum Vitae (National Flower)
Ackee (National Fruit)
The National Flag
The National Coat of Arms

Out of all of Jamaica's national symbols, the flag may he considered the most significant.“The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colours of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.

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