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Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Population: 2.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Kingston
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Connecticut
Religions: Protestant 55.9 percent (Church of God 18.4 percent, Baptist 10 percent, Anglican 7.1 percent, Seventh-Day Adventist 6.9 percent, Pentecostal 5.2 percent, Methodist 3.1 percent, United Church 2.7 percent, other 2.5 percent), Roman Catholic 5 percent, other, including some spiritual cults, 39.1 percent (1982)
Landscape: Mostly mountains with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1936

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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