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Description: The Physical Map of Jamaica showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Jamaica Facts and Country Information...

Jamaica is an island country and a part of the Commonwealth Caribbean. It is also the third largest island in the Greater Antilles as it covers an area of 10,911 square kilometers. The country lies between north latitude 18.15 degrees and west longitude 77.30 degrees. The country also has a combined coastline of 1,022 kilometers.

The highest point in the country measures in at 2,256 meters above sea level and is known as the Blue Mountain Peak. The lowest point however rests at the mean sea level. Jamaica is an island that forms the arc of volcanic islands in the greater islands.

There are three main mountain ranges in the country, the Blue Mountains, John Crow Mountains and the Dry Harbour Mountains.  More than 2 thirds of the country is covered with a high limestone plateau. The Cockpit Country of the nation is place with deep gorges and fissures. The northeastern and southern coasts of the country are completely different from each other.

The former is continuously eroded by the ocean whereas the latter has more of fertile plains. The country has two distinctive climates in the low and high areas. Most of it is tropical but the rainfall is substantially higher in the mountainous regions.

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