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  1. Jamaica Cathy Cheek September 27, 2006

  2. Population: 2,758,124(2006 est.) Land area: 4,181 sq. miles Total area: 4,244 sq. miles Facts

  3. Sources of Economy • Agriculture: sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, vegetables, poultry, goats • Industries: tourism,agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications

  4. Climate • Tropical • Hot • Humid

  5. Terrain • Mostly mountain • Narrow discontinuous coastal plains • Highest point: Blue Mountain Peak, http://www.jnht.com/portland/bluemtn.html • Lowest point: Caribbean Sea

  6. History • Inhabited by Arawak Indians in 1494 • Under Spanish rule till 1655 • A drop in sugarcane prices led to a depression in 1865 • In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan destroyed thousands of homes • March 2006, Jamaica elected its first female prime minister

  7. References • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107662.html • http://sportsforum.ws/sd/factbook/geos/jm.html • http://www.jnht.com/portland/bluemtn.html • http://www.jamaica-travel-vacation.com/jamaica-picture-tour-4.html