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Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1962 by the Monarchy of Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometers in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about 145 kilometers south of Cuba, and 191 kilometers west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Geographical type: Island

Latitude: 18° N — Longitude: 77° W

Area: 10,991 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: JM

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 7.91, Rank: 52, Personal Freedom: 8.06, Economic Freedom: 7.71
Jamaica | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 75, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 3
In 2015, Jamaica continued to grapple with persistent gang violence and abusive police practices, both of which are major deterrents to domestic commercial activity and foreign investment. However, a gradual strengthening of the legislative environment has led to improvements in recent years, as the government took steps to implement the Corruption Prevention Act, and the independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) intensified its efforts to hold police accountable for wrongdoing.
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.21, Rank: 67

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jamaica" as of 24 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.