Below we offer a few facts about Jamaica which you may find interesting. The main language spoken on this the third largest island in the Caribbean is English but Patois is also spoken and the capital of the island is Kingston. On the island there are now more than 2,000,000 residents and the main areas other than Kingston where they reside are Montego Bay, Negril, Port Antonio, Ocho Rios and Mandeville.
Many of these locations are also where most of the tourists will travel to when vacationing on the island. It is in fact tourism which plays a major part in the islands economy. The island has a head of state known as the Governor-General and this position is appointed by the monarch of England this is because it is part of the British Commonwealth. But even so it is still an independent nation and gained its independence from British in 1962. Since this time the island has had a prime minister and he is elected by the people of the island and will be the leader of the party that has the most seats in its House of Representatives.
The flag of Jamaica consists of three colors, black green and gold and symbolize different things to do with the islands history. The black stands for the hardships which the islanders have had to overcome, the gold relates to the island natural wealth and of course its sunlight. Whereas the green is meant to symbolize hope and also the agricultural resources that the island has to offer.