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 (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Black (91.2%), mixed (6.2%), other or unknown (2.6%)
Languages: English, patois English
Religions: Protestant (62.5%), Roman Catholic (2.6%), other or unspecified (14.2%), none (20.9%)
JAMAICANS IN TORONTO
In Canada: 231,110
In the GTA: 160,205
In the City of Toronto: 58,630
Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Brampton, Ajax, Etobicoke North, Scarborough-Rouge River, 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.
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