The official motto of Jamaica is, "out of many, one people." This motto can be seen on Jamaica's official coat-of-arms and is based on the multiracial history and roots of its people.Continue Reading
The Jamaican coat-of-arms not only features its official motto, but it also has several other important elements that relate to the history of the country. On either side of a red cross that features five pineapples are male and female Tainos, who were the native tribe of the island.
On top of the cross is a Jamaican crocodile standing on the Royal Helmet of the British Monarchy, which symbolizes Jamaica's history as a British colony.Learn more about Caribbean
One of Jamaica's most popular landmarks is Dunn's River Falls located in Ocho Rios. Visitors can climb the 600-foot falls by using the natural ledges as steps with the assistance of a guide.Full Answer >
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Northwestern Caribbean Sea. It is one of the largest island nations in the Caribbean. Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494. It was a Spanish and British colony before it gained full independence from the United Kingdom in 1962.Full Answer >
The main religion in Jamaica is Protestant Christianity. More than 62 percent of the country identifies with this religious group, which consists of a number of denominations, including Seventh-Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Church of God, Baptist and Anglican.Full Answer >
The physical features of Jamaica include mountains, volcanoes, hills, valleys and a coastal plain. Its mountainous terrain is due to the fact that Jamaica lies on the tip of an oceanic mountain and is the product of ancient volcanoes.Full Answer >