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Area: 10,991 sq km

The 3rd largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba and Hispaniola. Mostly mountainous with only 17% arable land.

Population: 2,729,909    Annual Growth: 0.46%

Capital: Kingston

Urbanites: 53.7%

HDI Rank: 100 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 11 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English; 97% of the population speak Jamaican Creole    Languages: 7 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

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Answer to Prayer

Jamaica has a wonderful Christian heritage. Praise God that many leadership positions have transitioned from foreign workers to national leaders, enabling the Jamaican Church to come into its own.

Challenge for Prayer

Jamaican Christianity needs reformation and renewal. It enjoys one of the world’s highest number of churches per square mile, but the majority of self-proclaimed Christians in Jamaica neither attend church nor lead a Christian life. Networks – such as the Jamaica Council of Churches, the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals and the Jamaica Pentecostal Union as well as many ministers’ fraternals – seek to address and combat the political and social ills while working for unity and true Christian faith and practice in the Church.

     For an additional 4 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Jamaica.