Kingston, Jamaica

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Facts About Kingston, Jamaica

Regional Population: 937,700

Elevation: 30 meters

Time Zone: America/Jamaica

Local Currency: JMD

Latitude: 18.0

Longitude: -76.8

Nearby Airports: KIN

Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, is located on the southeastern coast of the island. Kingston was for some time Jamaica's only city and is still the commercial and cultural capital, as well as an important tourist destination.

Two parts make up the central area of Kingston: the historic but troubled Downtown, and New Kingston, which is home to the city's most visited attraction, the Bob Marley Museum (built at his former residence). Several other reggae stars, including Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Damian Marley and Beenie Man also hail from Kingston. Other attractions include the nearby Hellshire and Lime Cay beaches, the National Gallery of Jamaica, the ruins of Port Royal and the Devon House, a mansion with adjoining park that once belonged to Jamaica's first black millionaire. Kingston is also home to many great clubs and several annual well-visited festivals.

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