Jamaica Government

Country Name Jamaica
Full Country Name none
Etymology- history of name from the native Taino word "haymaca" meaning "land of wood and water" or possibly "land of springs"
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Capital Name Kingston
Capital - geographic coordinate 18 00 N, 76 48 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence 6 August 1962 (from the UK)
National Holiday Emancipation Day, 1 August (1834); Independence Day, 6 August (1962)
Constitution several previous (preindependence); latest drafted 1961-62, submitted to British Parliament 24 July 1962, entered into force 6 August 1962 (at independence); amended many times, last in 2015

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