Interesting Facts About Jamaica

September 17, 2009 | In: Countries facts

The beautiful island of Jamaica is 235 km long, with its width varying from 34 to 84 kilometers; it lies 140 km south of Cuba and 190 km west of Haiti.

Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean.

Jamaica was the first Caribbean country to gain their independence.

Apart from the United States, Jamaica has won the most world and Olympic medals.

Jamaica was the first country in the Western world to construct a railway, even before the United States!

Jamaica has the oldest Golf club in the western hemisphere: The Manchester Golf Club, which was established in 1868.

The Jamaican iguana is the island’s largest land animal.

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