Jamaica

Jamaica (“Land of Springs”) (640, of which 15 are whites), a British crown colony, the largest and most important of the British West India Islands; is one of the Greater Antilles group, and lies some 90 m. S. of the eastern end of Cuba; its greatest length E. and W. 144 m.; is traversed by the Blue Mountains (7400 ft.), whose slopes are clad with luxuriant forests of mahogany, cedar, satin-wood, palm, and other trees; of the numerous rivers, only one, the Black River, is navigable and that for only flat-bottomed boats and canoes; there are many harbours (Kingston finest), while good roads intersect the island; the climate is oppressively warm and somewhat unhealthy on the coast, but delightful in the interior highlands; for administrative purposes the land area is divided into three counties, Surrey, Middlesex, and Cornwall; the chief trade-products are dye-woods, fruit, sugar, rum, coffee, and spices; discovered in 1494 by Columbus, and since 1670 a possession of England.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Jalisco * James
Jaen
Jaggannatha
Jaghir
Jahn, Fred. L.
Jahn, Johan
Jahn, Otto
Jail Fever
Jainas
Jalapa
Jalisco
Jamaica
James
James I.
James II.
James III.
James IV.
James V.
James VI. of Scotland and I. of England
James II. of England and VII. of Scotland
James, Epistle of
James, G. P. R.

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