Jamaica is found in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. Its geographical location is both a blessing and a curse. While many travelers regard Jamaica as an "island paradise" and contribute to Jamaica's strong tourism industry, the country is also frequently affected by hurricanes.
Population: 2.9 million
Ethnic Groups: Black (92.1%), Mixed (6.1%), East Indian (0.8%) Other (0.4%), Unspecified (0.7%)
Languages: English, English patois
Religions: Protestant (64.8%), Roman Catholic (2.2%), Jehovah's Witness (1.9%), Rastafarian (1.1%), Other (6.5%), None (21.3%),Unspecified (2.3%)
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 12, 2017
In Canada: 309,485
In the GTA: 200,330
In Toronto: 90,065
Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Brampton, Ajax, Etobicoke North, Scarborough-Rouge River, and Scarborough East.
Jamaica has a Christian heritage, and today, most of the population identifies as Christian. Other religions present in Jamaica include Baha'i, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and indigenous beliefs. Jamaica currently faces economic challenges such as high public debt and unemployment. Despite these challenges, their healthcare system is considered good, and life expectancy for males and females are both above 70 years. There is freedom of religion.