Kingston Parish

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For the former parish in England, see Kingston upon Thames (parish).
Kingston
Parish
Kingston in Jamaica
Kingston in Jamaica
Country Jamaica
County Surrey
Capital Kingston
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Area rank 14
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 89,057
 • Density 3,600/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 consolidated administrative unit of Greater Kingston. 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.[3][4] Kingston is the capital of Jamaica.

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