The Caribbean Sea surrounds Jamaica. Jamaica is about 90 miles south of Cuba and has a total area of about 4,244 square miles, making it slightly smaller than Connecticut. Jamaica is the third-largest island country of the Greater Antilles.
Jamaica has a population nearing 2.9 million people as of 2012. The official language of Jamaica is English. The capital of Jamaica is Kingston, which is also the island's largest city. Kingston Harbor is the seventh-largest natural harbor in the world. Jamaica has primarily a tropical climate that is characterized as hot and humid, while the interior has a more moderate climate.