Real Jamaica - General Information
Location: Caribbean island
Official language: English
Time difference to Europe: MEZ - 6 hrs
Size: 10,990 sq km (approx. 230 km long and max. 90 km wide)
Population: approx. 2,8 Mil.
Government: Parliamentary, Member of the British Commonwealth
Climate: Tropical, minimum fluctuation in temperature (average in January 25°, in July 27°). From May to November is rainy season, regional difference in amount of rainfall; in late summer and early autumn danger of hurricanes.
Travel: all year round
Best time to travel: December to early May
Inoculation regulations: none
We recommend taking insect repellent. However, there is no danger of contracting Malaria!
Happy Planet Index 2010
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The HPI measures happiness by considering three variables: happiness, ecological footprints and life expectancy.