Jamaica is within the continent of North America. Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea about 90 miles south of Cuba. Jamaica is the fifth largest island country in the Caribbean with an area of 4,240 square miles.
Jamaica has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1962. The largest city and capital of Jamaica is Kingston. Kingston has been the capital since 1872. As of 2012, Kingston had a population approaching 1 million people and Jamaica overall had a population of 2,889,187. The Kingston Harbor is the seventh largest natural harbor in the world. Jamaica has a tropical climate.