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Brief country profile on health management

Jamaica

Capital: Kingston
Population: 2,719,000
Land Surface: 11,424 km2
Population Density: 252 persons/km2
Urban Population: 53.5%
Population Growth Rate: 0.4%
Currency: Jamaican dollar

2 - Socioeconomics Indicators:

SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS

Position in the HDI:

 100*

GDP per capita 

$6,079 (2009 in US dollars)*

Human Poverty Level

 10.9*

*UNDP Human Development Report 2009

3 - Administrative Divisions:

Guyana is divided into ten administrative regions.

Parish

 Capital

Area (Km2)

Population

Clarendon

 May Pen

1.196 

237.024 

Hanover

 Lucea

450 

67.037 

Kingston

 Kingston

22 

96.052 

Manchester

 Mandeville

830 

185.801 

Portland

 Port Antonio

814 

80.205 

Saint Andrew

 Half Way Tree

431 

555.828 

Saint Ann

 Saint Anns Bay

1,213 

166,762 

Saint Catherine

 Spanish Town

1,192 

482,308 

Saint Elizabeth

 Black River

1,212 

146,404 

Saint James

 Montego Bay

595 

175,127 

 Saint Mary

 Port Maria

 611

 111,466

Saint Thomas

 Morant Bay

 743

 91,604

 Trelawny

 Falmouth

 875

 73,066

 Westmoreland

 Savanna-la-Mar

 807

 138,947

 

 

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