Location: In the Caribbean Sea 90 miles south of Cuba.
Size: About 4,243 square miles/10,990 square kilometers (146 miles long, 51 miles wide).
Language: English, local patois
Religions: Mostly Protestant, with some Roman Catholics and spiritual sects, including Rastafarians.
Currency: Jamaican dollar; U.S. dollar widely accepted.
Telephone/Area Code: 876
Weather: Hot, tropical and humid along shore; cooler inland, especially in the Blue Mountains