National Symbols of Jamaica

Jamaica is a country in North America. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Jamaica is Kingston.

The official language is English and the Jamaican dollar is the currency of the Jamaica. The domain is .jm and the country code is +876.

National day is celebrated on 6 Aug 1962. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Jamaica is no exception.

In Jamaica, Cricket is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Jamaican people. Rum is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Jamaica. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Claude McKay represent a national Jamaican symbol.

The country was founded by Norman Washington Manley. and Andrew Holness is the Prime Minister.

In Jamaica the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Jamaican national anthem was written by Hugh Sherlock and composed by Robert Lightbourne.

Country information

Official name(s) Jamaica
Alternative name(s) Jamaica (official, English), Xamayca (Spanish version of Taino name)
Regional location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Country name etymology "Land of wood and water" or "Land of springs"
Climate Tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Terrain Mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Population 2,961,167
National Day 6 Aug 1962
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity Protestantism
Country code +876
Literacy rate 88.1%
Currency Jamaican dollar
Capital city Kingston
Domain(TLD) .jm
Ethnicity Afro-Jamaicans
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Jamaican
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 10,991 km2 (4,244 sq mi)
Timezone UTC-5
Average elevation 340 m (1,115 ft)
Coastline 1,022 Km
Mains electricity 110 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Jamaica

Flag map of Jamaica

Motto of Jamaica

"Out of many, One People"

National animal of Jamaica

The National animal of Jamaica is Red-billed streamertail

National Animal of Jamaica - Red-billed streamertail

National flower of Jamaica

The National flower of Jamaica is Lignum Vitae. Botanical name is Guaiacum Sanctum.

National flower of Jamaica - Lignum Vitae

National bird of Jamaica

The National bird of Jamaica is Doctor Bird

National bird of Jamaica - Doctor Bird

Rest of the National symbols of Jamaica 👇

Jamaican Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The soldiers’ blood, the general’s reputation.

If a flea had money, it would buy its own dog.

Sleep has no master.

You will often see a high collar above an empty stomach.

Not everything that is good to eat is good to talk about.

Words in mouth, no load upon head.

I came here to drink milk; I didn’t come to count cows.

Fire is at a mouse’s tail, he thinks it’s cool breeze.

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