Flag of Jamaica

Flag of Jamaica

The flag of Jamaica was adopted in 1962, when the country gained independence. Jamaica, which was a British colony for centuries, had a role of center of trade with slaves. After the abolition of slavery in 1838, a violent coup took place and as a result, Jamaica is characterized by social problems and high criminality till nowadays. The flag was chosen in a public tender and it should reflect the turbulent Jamaican history. The version with horizontal stripes was rejected for being too similar to the flag of former Republic of Tanganika. Pan-African colors of black, green and yellow were thus situated to the form of Saint Andrew´s Cross and it should express a motto: "Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth". Yellow color represents the sun, black stands for difficulties and green means the land.

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Main information

Country
Jamaica
Capital city
Kingston
Population
2,711,476 (2012)
Total area
10,991 km2
Formation
6. 8. 1962
Highest point
Blue Mountain Peak (2,256 m)
GDP
$ 8,916 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
jamaican dollar (JMD)
Code
JM (JAM)
Calling code
+1 876
Internet TLD
.jm

Country is member of

By continents
North America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Jamajka (Kingston)
English
Jamaica (Kingston)
German
Jamaika (Kingston)
French
Jamaïque (Kingston)
Italian
Giamaica (Kingston)
Spanish
Jamaica (Kingston)
Russian
Ямайка (Кингстон)
Slovak
Jamajka (Kingston)
Polish
Jamajka (Kingston)
Portuguese
Jamaica (Kingston)
Chinese
牙买加 (金士顿)
Japanese
ジャマイカ (キングストン)
Turkish
Jamaika (Kingston)
Norwegian
Jamaica (Kingston)
Swedish
Jamaica (Kingston)
Hungarian
Jamaica (Kingston)
Dutch
Jamaica (Kingston)
Danish
Jamaica (Kingston)
Finnish
Jamaika (Kingston)
Hebrew
ג'מייקה (קינגסטון)

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