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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Country Jamaica
Capital city Kingston
Continent North America
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

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