Yallahs

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Yallahs
Town
Yallahs is located in Jamaica
Yallahs
Yallahs
Coordinates: 17°53′00″N 76°35′41″W / 17.8832195°N 76.5947914°W / 17.8832195; -76.5947914Coordinates: 17°53′00″N 76°35′41″W / 17.8832195°N 76.5947914°W / 17.8832195; -76.5947914
Country Jamaica
County Surrey
Parish St Thomas
Founded 1671
Government
 • Councillor Maud Turgot
 • Mayor Hanif Brown Sr.
 • Member Of Parliament James Robertson
Population
 • Town 7, 641
 • Metro 10, 274
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +1876

Yallahs is a town located on the southeastern coast of Jamaica in the parish of St Thomas and is home to an estimated 10,000 inhabitants. The Yallahs River is a source of fresh water for the inhabitants of the neighbouring City Of Kingston and St. Andrew and provides them with water through the Yallahs Pipeline. It is home to a plethora of Christian denominations and is a contributor to the mining industry through the gravel extraction that happens along the Yallahs River bank. The township is governed by the St. Thomas Parish Council which is located in the parishes capital town, Morant Bay.

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The town of Yallahs is located in the southwestern section of the parish of St. Thomas in Jamaica. It is made up of a collaboration of districts, communities and villages surrounding the Yallahs River Basin including:

West Of The River;
  • Sun Valley
  • Albion Estate
  • East Albion (North Of Albion Estate)
East Of The River
  • Poor Man's Corner
  • Yallahs Housing Scheme 1
  • Yallahs Housing Scheme 2
  • Yallahs Housing Scheme 3
  • Heartese
  • Norris
  • Hampstead
  • Logwood
  • Montpellier
  • Newland District
  • Lloyd's Pen
  • Southaven
  • Knightsville
  • Baptist
  • Pondside (North Of The Yallahs Pond)
  • Lowden Hill (North Of The Yallahs Pond)

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