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Jamaica Cities by Population


81 cities shown of 81 total Jamaica cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Kingston 937,700
2. New Kingston 583,958
3. Spanish Town 145,018
4. Portmore 102,861
5. Montego Bay 82,867
6. Mandeville 47,115
7. May Pen 44,755
8. Old Harbour 26,024
9. Linstead 20,660
10. Half Way Tree 18,552
11. Port Antonio 14,400
12. Bog Walk 12,873
13. Constant Spring 12,830
14. Ewarton 12,797
15. Hayes 9,701
16. Ocho Rios 9,450
17. Morant Bay 9,368
18. Stony Hill 8,551
19. Santa Cruz 8,217
20. Old Harbour Bay 7,912
21. Port Maria 7,906
22. Falmouth 7,779
23. Yallahs 7,644
24. Bull Savanna 6,962
25. Runaway Bay 6,517
26. Lucea 6,289
27. Porus 5,923
28. Lionel Town 5,362
29. Point Hill 5,344
30. Seaforth 4,550
31. Sandy Bay 4,520
32. Chapelton 4,514
33. Bamboo 4,264
34. Black River 4,229
35. Anchovy 4,161
36. Riversdale 4,085
37. Cambridge 3,930
38. Coleyville 3,860
39. Albert Town 3,449
40. Port Royal 3,327
41. Moneague 3,319
42. Gayle 3,305
43. Malvern 3,291
44. Williamsfield 3,255
45. Lacovia 3,187
46. Lluidas Vale 3,163
47. Rocky Point 3,152
48. Maroon Town 3,085
49. Golden Grove 3,058
50. Bethel Town 3,053
51. Dalvey 3,037
52. Negril 3,000
53. Race Course 2,974
54. Islington 2,958
55. Trinity Ville 2,895
56. Mona Heights 2,887
57. Balaclava 2,862
58. Bluefields 2,828
59. Wakefield 2,763
60. Buff Bay 2,757
61. Siloah 2,725
62. Southfield 2,695
63. Easington 2,634
64. Kellits 2,631
65. Discovery Bay 2,535
66. Nain 2,394
67. Bath 2,382
68. Manchioneal 2,321
69. Petersfield 2,255
70. Richmond 2,046
71. Alexandria 1,927
72. Duncans 1,876
73. Mavis Bank 1,821
74. Alligator Pond 1,793
75. Hope Bay 1,666
76. Darliston 1,583
77. Ulster Spring 1,411
78. Maggotty 1,371
79. Cascade 1,232
80. Moore Town 1,119
81. Gordon Town 1,088





Jamaica History

after the United States and Canada. It remains a Commonwealth realm."""

The Arawak and Taino indigenous people originating from South America settled on the island between 4000 and 1000 BC. When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1494 there was already an established government with a Cacique or chief as the head who was supported by a group of nobles. In addition the island was divided into districts and regional chiefdoms. The Taino population was largely increasing when the Spanish arrived. Although some claim they became virtually extinct following contact with Europeans, others claim that they survived for a while. It has been proposed that the Taino bloodline has been absorbed into the population..The Jamaican National Heritage Trust is attempting to locate and document any evidence of the Taino/Arawaks.

Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain after landing there in 1494. Columbus' probable landing point was Dry Harbour, now called Discovery Bay. St. Ann's Bay was the Saint Gloria"" of Columbus who first sighted Jamaica at this point. One mile west of St. Ann's Bay is the site of the first Spanish settlement on the island, Sevilla, which was abandoned in 1554 because of numerous pirate raids."

The capital was moved to Spanish Town, now located in the parish of St. Catherine, as early as 1534. It was then called Santiago de la Vega"". Spanish Town has the oldest Cathedral in the British colonies. The Spanish were forcibly evicted by the English at Ocho Rios in St. Ann. However, it was not until 1655 that, at Tower Isle, the English took over the last Spanish fort in Jamaica. The Spaniard Don Arnoldo de Yassi kept Tower Hill from the English for five years, before escaping to Cuba. The site of his departure was fittingly called ""Runaway Bay"

which is also in St. Ann. The name of Montego Bay







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