Geography of Jamaica

The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston. The largest city in Jamaica is Kingston.

Jamaica is considered a great nation due to its total area. Its total land area is 10,991 km² (approx. 4,244 mi²). The continental shelf of Jamaica is approximately 9,802 km². Jamaica is in North America. North America is located exclusively in the northern hemisphere and almost exclusively in the western hemisphere. North American countries include Canada, Mexico, and the United States, among others. Jamaica is not a landlocked country. This means that it is bounded by at least one larger body of water. The average elevation range of Jamaica is 18 m (59 ft).

Neighbors
The total length of the land borders of Jamaica is 0 kilometers. Jamaica has no land borders, so neither does it have any neighboring countries in the traditional sense.

Cities
The capital of Jamaica is Kingston. The largest city in Jamaica is Kingston.

Elevation
The average elevation range of Jamaica is 18 m (59 ft). The highest point in Jamaica is Blue Mountain Peak with an official height of 2,256 m (7,402 ft). The lowest point of Jamaica is the Caribbean Sea. The difference in altitude between the highest (Blue Mountain Peak) and lowest (Caribbean) point of Jamaica is 2256 m (2 ft).

Area
The total land area of ​​Jamaica is 10,991 km² (approximately 4,244 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 258,137 km² (~ 99,667 mi²). The continental shelf of Jamaica is approximately 9,802 km². Including the land mass and the EEZ, the total area of ​​Jamaica is approximately 269,128 km² (~ 103,910 mi²). Jamaica is considered a great nation due to its total area.

Forest and farmland
3,308 km² of Jamaica's territory is covered with forests, and forest areas make up 30% of the total land area. Jamaica has 1,715 km² of arable land, which makes up 16% of the total area of ​​the country.

Natural resources
The most notable natural resources in Jamaica are bauxite, gypsum, and limestone.


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