Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

• Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

Every year on August 6 Jamaica celebrates the national holiday - Independence Day, established in honor of the anniversary of the proclamation of Jamaica's independence from Britain in 1962. This day is celebrated on the island of festivities and fireworks. In honor of the holiday, we offer you to discover the top ten facts about Jamaica, which you most likely did not know, and at the same time admire the views of the beautiful island and may select the direction for your next vacation.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

1. Jamaica was the first British colony, which in 1688 began to work the postal service.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

2. The representatives of Jamaica three times became the winner of the Miss World.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

3. In Jamaica, most born in the world of twins, triplets and other twins.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

4. The Manchester Golf Club in Jamaica, established in 1868 - the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

5. The so-called "bird-doctor" (or red-billed streamertail) - Jamaica's national symbol - only lives in this Central American island.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

6. The fastest man and woman on the planet - of course, the Jamaican runners.

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

7. Jamaica was the first tropical country to which the team participated in the Winter Olympics. The efforts of the Jamaican bobsleigh team were appreciated and even inspired the movie "Cool Runnings".

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

8. The flag of Jamaica - the only one in the world that does not use any one of the colors of the tricolor (white, blue and red). The colors of the Jamaican flag symbolize the motto: "There are difficulties, but the land is green and the sun is shining."

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

9. Port Royal in Jamaica used to be called "the most vicious city in the world."

Ten interesting facts about Jamaica

10. Jamaica - the first country in the Western Hemisphere, where the railway was built in 1845. Even earlier than in the US.