Population
2,881,355 (2016 estimate)

Gross Domestic Product
$26.446 billion (2017 estimate)

Inflation Rate
5.0% (November 2017)

Currency
Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Calling Country Code
+876

Time Zone
UTC -5:00

Kingston (Capital)

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometers (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometers (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometers (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

The country is a mixed economy with both state enterprises and private sector businesses. Major sectors of the Jamaican economy include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism, and financial and insurance services. Tourism and mining are the leading earners of foreign exchange. Half the Jamaican economy relies on services, with half of its income coming from services such as tourism. An estimated 1.3 million foreign tourists visit the nation every year.