Kingston, Jamaica facts for kids
|Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation|
|Motto: A City That Hath Foundations|
Location of Kingston shown within Jamaica
|• Total||453 km2 (175 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||1,439/km2 (3,730/sq mi)|
|• Kingston Parish||96,052|
|• St. Andrew Parish||555,828|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. It is on the southeastern coast of the island country. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Western Hemisphere, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States, with a population of 651,880 (2001 census).
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