Jamaica is near the center of the Caribbean Sea; 18 degrees north and 78 degrees west.
With an area of 4,411 square miles, Jamaica is the largest English speaking island in the Caribbean and is slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut in the United States.
146 miles from east to west.
Width :Its greatest width is 51 miles, from St. Ann’s Bay to Portland Point.
Cuba is 90 miles north and Haiti is 100 miles west.
The Island is surrounded by coastal plains, accounting for the many towns found along the coast. Chief towns include the capital city Kingston,Black River,Discovery Bay, Mandeville, Morant Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Spanish Town, and the city of Montego Bay.
Jamaicais divided into 3 counties and subdivided into 14 parishes.