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Jamaica

Capital :Kingston

Land Area : 22,966 sq km

Head of Government : Prime Minister The Rt Hon P J Patterson QC (since 30 March 1992)

Population :2,731,832 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :English, patois English

Major Religion(s) : Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Baptist 8.8%, Anglican 5.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Brethren 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other, including some spiritual cults 34.7%

Date of Joining : 1962

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