The homeland of famous people such as Bob Marley and Usain Bolt, Jamaica is a West Indies island country. Covering nearly 11,000 square kilometers, it is one of the Caribbean Sea's largest islands. Likewise, it is one of the region's most populous nations, being home to close to three million people as of 2019. English is the official language, while Jamaican Patois is the de facto national language. Kingston is the capital city.
Once a British colony, Jamaica attained independence in 1962. Today, it is a Commonwealth realm under Queen Elizabeth II. She is represented in the country by the Governor-General of Jamaica. Tourism is a significant economic driver, as are the service industries.