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Jamaica

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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

  • Governor-General: Patrick Allen (2009)

  • Prime Minister: Portia Simpson-Miller (2012)

  • Land area: 4,181 sq mi (10,829 sq km); total area: 4,244 sq mi (10,991 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 2,930,050 (growth rate: 0.69%); birth rate: 18.41/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.69/1000; life expectancy: 73.48

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Kingston, 571,000

  • Monetary unit: Jamaican dollar

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