INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA  THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW. Today I am goingto discuss about a country called JAMAICA which is located in the Caribbean region.There are many interesting facts  and topics related to JAMAICA.

Jamaica is the Caribbean country that comes with its own soundtrack. Jamaica is the island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA  THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

  1. Independence
    • Jamaica is the first Caribbean Country to gain Independence from the British West Indies colonies in 1962,resulting in the collapse of the West Indies Federation.
  2. Bananas
    • The first commercial producer of bananas in the Western Hemisphere was Jamaica.
  3. Churches
    • The number of churches in Jamaica per square mile more than any country in the world.There are more than 1600 churches in all over Jamaica.
  4. Railway
    • Jamaica was the first country in the Western world to construct railway. They made their first railway before America and just after 18 years after Britain. INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW will give you some and most bizarre  news about Jamaica.
  5.  Blue Mountains
    • the first land sighted by Christopher Columbus  in 1494 was  the Blue Mountains in Jamaica. It also a part of INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW blog.
  6. The Lord’s Prayer
    • There is mandatory part  in all public schools to proceedings The Lord’s Prayer.
  7.  snake
    • There are 8 native snake species in Jamaica, none of them are venomous.
  8. Food
    • Jerk chicken and pork are the most common street food. Jerk is a type of marinating sauce native to Jamaica. The most traditional jerk recipe is made of Caribbean red peppers, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, onions, thyme, garlic and salt.The national dish is Ackee and Saltfish.
  9. Traditional cloth
    • Traditional wear includes colorful and usually handmade dresses from calico cloth. Calico is generally striped, similar to a plaid. These dresses include tiered skirts, but another important aspect is the head scarf. Also important in this attire is the “tam,” a hat that covers the dreadlocks.
  10. Pregnancy Tradition
    • INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW yeah you don’t know in Jamaica there is also a tradition for pregnant women. Jamaica, it is said that if a woman drinks lot of milk during pregnancy her child is going to have lighter complexion. There is a popular local belief about oranges. Yearning for oranges and then not eating them results in the orange-shaped birth mark on babies.
  11. Customs and Beliefs
    • If you have a guest in your house who has stayed too long, turn a broom up in a corner and the visitor will soon leave.
    • It’s good luck if a bird messes on you.
  12. Slave
    • Most people didn’t know that the Jamaica has a bigger part of slave trade than USA, 388,000 slaves were brought to USA from Africa while 1,000,000 slaves were brought to Jamaica.
  13. Golf Club
    • The Manchester Golf Club established in 1868 in Jamaica which is the oldest in the western hemisphere.
  14. Daggering
    • The erotic dance, Daggering, is banned from TV in Jamaica because it caused a lot of  penises fracture.
  15. Swallowtail
    • The world’s second largest butterfly named Giant Swallowtail inhabits Jamaica.
  16. .Olympic
    • Jamaica was the first tropical country to enter the Winter Olympics.Jamaica owns the fastest men on the planet, although it has terrible economic and poor training condition, it has won a lot of Olympic sprints gold medal.Between (2006- 2007) the World Fastest man and woman were both Jamaicans (Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, now this man is bolt).
  17. Populatio
    • With a population of 2.7 million people, Jamaica is the largest English speaking country in the Caribbean and the third largest in the Western Hemisphere excluding U.S.A and Canada.
  18. Language
    • Jamaica is the largest ENGLISH speaking island in Caribbean.
  19.  Birth place
    • Jamaica is the official birth place of Reggae and Dancehall.
  20. Flags
    • The flag consists of a yellow Satire, which divides the flag into four sections: two of them are green (top and bottom) and two are black (hoist and fly). It is one of the only two current national flags in the world that do not feature any of the colors red, white, or blue .
  21. Jamaica consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles

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