Jamaica: Main Facts

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Jamaica Main Facts

Geography

Jamaica is located 90 miles south of Cuba, and 600 miles away from Miami.

Language

The language of Jamaica is English and a hybrid dialect called patois

Currency of Jamaica

The unit of currency used in Jamaica is the Jamaican dollar (J$ or just $), and one Euro equals approximately J$118. Although it is illegal to pay for goods in Jamaica with anything but Jamaican dollars, US dollars, Sterling and Euros are widely accepted, and in some cases preferred.