Government: Constitutional monarchy, The Queens is Head-of-State and appoints a Governor-General to oversea.
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth 11
Governor-General Honorable: Sir. Patrick Allen
Prime Minister: Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller MP (PNP)
Major Political Parties: People’s National Party (PNP) and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)
Type of Government: Democracy, Independence: August 6, 1962.
Language: English, Patois (spoken as slang not law)
Population: 2.8 Million (2011 est.)
Education: Free public school up to age 16.
Capital City: Kingston
Dialing Code: 876
National anthem: Jamaica, Land We Love
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD) $140 JMD to the UK pound and $87 JMD to the US dollar (exchange rate varies)
Area: 10, 991 sq km (234 km-length & 80 km-with) & the 4th largest island in the Caribbean totaling 4,244 sq mile.
Counties and Parishes: Jamaica is separated into three counties (Cornwall, Middlesex & Surrey). The counties are made up of fourteen parishes.
Area Code: 876
Major Phone Carrier: LIME and Digecel