Cornwall County, Jamaica

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Cornwall is the westernmost of the three historic counties into which Jamaica is divided. It has no current-day administrative significance.[citation needed] It includes Montego Bay, the island's second largest city by area.

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The county of Cornwall is shown in green

History[edit]

Jamaica's three counties were established in 1758 to facilitate the holding of courts along the lines of the British County court system. [1] Cornwall, the westernmost, was named after the western most county of England.[1] Savanna-la-Mar is its county town.[1]

Parishes[edit]

Cornwall County
On
map
Parish Area
km²
Population
Census 2001
Capital
1 Hanover 450.4 67,037 Lucea
2 Saint Elizabeth 1,212.4 146,404 Black River
3 Saint James 594.9 175,127 Montego Bay
4 Trelawny Parish 874.6 73,066 Falmouth
5 Westmoreland 807.0 138,947 Savanna-la-Mar
  Cornwall County 3,939.3 600,581
  Jamaica total 10,990.5 2,607,631 Kingston

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Higman, B W; Hudson (2009). Jamaican Place Names. B J (1st ed.). Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-976-640-217-4. 

Coordinates: 18°16′N 77°52′W / 18.27°N 77.86°W / 18.27; -77.86