The capital (Kingston)
- "Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island.
- Kingston was founded on 22 July 1692, as a place for refugees and survivors of the 1692 earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.
- In 1907, 800 people died in another earthquake known as the 1907 Kingston earthquake, destroying nearly all the historical buildings south of Parade in the city.
- In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States.
- Kingston Parish had a population of 96,052, and St. Andrew parish had a population of 555,828 in 2001.
- In 1966 Kingston was the host city to the Commonwealth Games.
- Despite the fact that the majority of the population is of African descent, Kingston is also the home to other ethic groups, mostly East Indians and Chinese.
- There are a wide variety of Christian churches in the city. Most are Protestant, a legacy of British colonization of the island.
- Kingston is surrounded by the Blue Mountains, Red Hills, Long Mountain and the Kingston Harbour.
- Kingston has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet-and-dry climate, characterized by a wet season from May to November, which coincides with the hurricane season, and a dry season from December to April."
4 major cities in Jamaica
The Montego Bay, Mandeville, Spanish Town, Port Antonio.
Photos what they look like
About the place
"Spanish Town, city, southeast-central Jamaica. It is situated along the Rio Cobre, some 10 miles (16 km) west of Kingston. Probably laid out by Diego Columbus (c. 1523), it was originally called Santiago de la Vega (St. James of the Plain), and it was Jamaica’s capital from 1692 until 1872. It is now a commercial and processing centre for produce of the irrigated Liguanea Plain (bananas, sugarcane, annatto, breadfruit, coffee, cacao, and citrus fruit). The most striking historical buildings of Spanish Town include St. Catherine’s Cathedral (1655), the Rodney Memorial, the House of Assembly, the Court House, and the 17th-century Eagle House. The ruined Old King’s House (1762) was the official residence of Jamaica’s governors until 1870; it was destroyed by fire in 1925. The National Repository contains documents dating to the early years of English settlement. The Jamaica School of Agriculture was founded in Spanish Town in 1910. Much of the city, including the historic centre, is dilapidated; renovation efforts began in the early 2000s. Hurricane Ivan caused extensive damage to the city in 2004. Pop. (2011) urban area, 147,152."
Why people should visit
Because you can have lots of fun going on adventures seeing new things that includes people.