Kingston Parish

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Kingston
Kingston in Jamaica
Kingston in Jamaica
Country Jamaica
CountySurrey
CapitalKingston
Area
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Area rank14
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total89,057
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)

Kingston is one of the 14 Parishes of Jamaica.[2] Together with neighboring St. Andrew Parish, it makes up the amalgamated Municipal Unit of Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation.[3] The city of Kingston is the parish and national capital.

Kingston Parish is 25 km² in area, with a population of 89,057 at the 2011 census.[1] The area consists of numerous neighborhoods, mainly downtown Kingston, but also Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, Rae Town, Kingston Gardens, National Heroes Park, Bournemouth Gardens, Norman Gardens, Rennock Lodge, Springfield and Port Royal, along with portions of Rollington Town, Franklyn Town and Allman Town.[4][5]

Kingston is only bordered by Saint Andrew to the east, west and north. The geographical border for the parish of Kingston encompasses the following communities, Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, downtown Kingston, National Heroes Park, Kingston Gardens, Rae Town, Bournemouth Gardens, Norman Gardens, Springfield, Rennock Lodge, Port Royal along with portions of Allman Town, Franklyn Town and Rollington Town.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population usually resident in Jamaica. by parish":2011". Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  2. ^ "CIA World Factbook (USA)".
  3. ^ KSAC History
  4. ^ a b "Electoral Commission of Jamaica".
  5. ^ a b "University of Texas, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection".

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Coordinates: 17°58′N 76°48′W / 17.967°N 76.800°W / 17.967; -76.800