Jamaica is found in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. Its geographical location is both a blessing and a curse. While many travelers regard Jamaica as an “island paradise” and contribute to Jamaica’s strong tourism industry, the country is also frequently affected by hurricanes.

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Population: 2.812 million
Ethnic Groups: Black (92.1%), Mixed (6.1%), East Indian (0.8%) Other (0.4%), Unspecified (0.7%)
Languages: English, English patois
Religions: Protestant (64.8%), Roman Catholic (2.2%), Jehovah’s Witness (1.9%), Rastafarian (1.1%), Other (6.5%), None (21.3%),Unspecified (2.3%)
Capital: Kingston
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 28, 2019

Jamaicans in Canada

Jamaican Population in Canada


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Jamaica has a Christian heritage, and today, most of the population identifies as Christian. Other religions present in Jamaica include Baha’i, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and indigenous beliefs. Jamaica currently faces economic challenges such as high public debt and unemployment. Despite these challenges, their healthcare system is considered good, and life expectancy for males and females are both above 70 years. There is freedom of religion.