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Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, 240 kilometres (150 mi) in length and as much as 85 kilometres (50 mi) in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. It is 635 kilometres (391 mi) east of the Central American mainland, 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of ► Cuba, and 180 kilometres (112 mi) west of the island of Hispaniola, on which ► Haiti and the ► Dominican Republic are situated. It lies to the east of the ► Cayman Islands and ► Mexico. Its indigenous Arawakan-speaking Taíno inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning either the "Land of Springs," or the "Land of Wood and Water." It is the third most populous Anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Map of Jamaica by Hermann Moll, c.1654
1966 Esso Road Map of Jamaica
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