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Welcome to Jamaica. Note:. This is a partial slide show It was created to give students an idea of how to arrange their own slides Your slide show will contain information mine does not Take note of the limited text on each slide. Geography. Third largest island in Caribbean

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Welcome to Jamaica


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Note:

  • This is a partial slide show

  • It was created to give students an idea of how to arrange their own slides

  • Your slide show will contain information mine does not

  • Take note of the limited text on each slide


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Geography

  • Third largest island in Caribbean

  • 145 km south of Cuba

  • 190 km west of Haiti


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Geography

  • Island is oval shaped

  • Capital is Kingston, located on south coast

  • Interior has higher elevation

  • Blue Mountains are to the east


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History

  • Christopher Columbus first visited in 1492

  • Spanish settlers began arriving in 1510

  • England took control in 1654


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History

  • Many slaves were brought to work in fields

  • Slavery ended in 1834

  • Supplied food and raw materials to Britain during WWII


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History

  • Independence gained in 1962

  • CIA planned to overthrow the government in the mid 1970s


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Itinerary – Day 1

  • Arrive in Montego Bay

  • Afternoon on the beach


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Itinerary – Day 2

  • Travel to Ocho Rios by tour bus

  • Climb Dunn’s River Falls

  • Guides available to help you

  • Great way to cool down on a hot day!


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Quick Facts

  • Population: 2.6 million

  • Language: English

  • Currency: Jamaican dollar

  • Ethnic background: 91% from West Africa

  • Religion: 65% Christian

  • Rastafarianism also popular


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