Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. There are two major sections to this city: 'downtown' and 'uptown,' also referred to as 'New Kingston'.

Tourists tend not to stay in Kingston as such, generally heading for the northern and western beaches and resorts instead, but the city does have a wide array of historical and cultural attractions, not to mention a very sophisticated and sizzling nightlife.

In May 2010, Kingston was declared a state of emergency.

Things to See and Do

* National Gallery of Jamaica
* Bob Marley Museum
* Port Royal
* Devon House
* Hope Botanical Gardens

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Language – Jamaican Patois, English
Population - 651,880 approx
Land Area - 480 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1-876

Port Location – The port is located at Newport West.

Transport Links – Norman Manley International Airport is located in the southeastern part of the island, overlooking Kingston Harbour on the Palisadoes peninsula. Served by Air Canada, Air Jamaica, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, and a number of Caribbean airlines.

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