Welcome to the Jamaican Consulate website in Argentina. The Consulate of Jamaica in Buenos Aires has responsibility over all of the territory of the Republic of Argentina. Our aim is to provide the highest quality of service to all.
From time to time we will update this site in an effort to provide Jamaican nationals and local Argentineans with the best information available. We hope you find the information to the various links useful to your business or individual needs. We consider it a distinct privilege to serve you.
The following are some interesting facts about our country.
Official name: Jamaica
Motto: "Out of many, one people"
Anthem: "Jamaica, Land We Love"
Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Capital(and largest city): Kingston
Official languages: English
Recognised regional languages: Jamaican Patois
Ethnic groups: 91.2% African, 6.2% Multiracial, 2.6% Other
Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
- Monarch Elizabeth II
- Governor-General Patrick Allen
- Prime Minister Bruce Golding
Independence: from the United Kingdom 6 August 1962
Area: Total 11,100 km2 or 4,444 sq mi
- July 2008 estimate 2,804,332 (133th)
- Density 252/km2 7,000/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
- Total $20.958 billion
- Per capita $7,766
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
- Total $14.397 billion
- Per capita $5,335
Currency Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Time zone (UTC-5)
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .jm
Calling code 1 876
And this is our flag...