List of cities and towns in Jamaica
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The following definitions have been used:
- City: Official city status on a settlement is only conferred by Act of Parliament. Only three areas have the designation; Kingston when first incorporated in 1803 reflecting its early importance over the then capital Spanish Town, Montego Bay being granted the status in 1980, and Portmore, whose municipal council was given the city title in 2018. It is not necessarily based on population counts, and while a honorific title, can confer some increased autonomy.
- Town/Village: The Statistical Institute of Jamaica considers an urban area to be any area with 2,000 or more residents. A town would generally be considered to be ranked as a higher populated urban area, and a village as a minor urban area.
- Hamlet: Any settlement not listed at  and which Google Maps satellite view shows is too small to be a village.
- Neighbourhood: Geographically obvious subdivisions of any of the above.
Cities and towns
The factual accuracy of parts of this article (those related to town population) may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (February 2020)
|Montego Bay||110,115||Saint James||1980|
|Chief towns (above 10,000 residents)|
|Spanish Town||147,152||Saint Catherine|
|Old Harbour||28,912||17.92°N 77.10°W||Saint Catherine|
|Ocho Rios||16,671||18.42°N 77.11°W||Saint Ann|
|Port Antonio||14,816||18.16°N 76.38°W||Portland|
|Linstead||14,231||18.15°N 77.02°W||Saint Catherine|
|Saint Ann's Bay||11,173||18.44°N 77.22°W||Saint Ann|
|Morant Bay||11,052||17.87°N 76.39°W||Saint Thomas|
- Accompong (Saint Elizabeth)
- Aeolus Valley (Saint Thomas)
- Airy Castle (Saint Thomas)
- Barking Lodge (Saint Thomas)
- Bog (Westmoreland)
- Big Woods (Westmoreland)
- Boscobel (Saint Mary)
- Bull Bay (Saint Andrew)
- Carmel (Westmoreland)
- Cattawood Springs (Portland)
- Clarendon Park (Clarendon)
- Cotterwood (Saint Elizabeth)
- Duckenfield (Saint Thomas)
- Four Paths
- Franklin Town
- Haddersfield (Saint Mary)
- Hagley Gap (Saint Thomas)
- Hodges (Saint Elizabeth)
- Hopewell Hall (Saint Thomas)
- Hopewell (Clarendon)
- Hopewell (Manchester)
- Hopewell (Saint Andrew)
- Hopewell (Saint Ann)
- Meadsfiedl, Knockpatrick (Manchester)
- Hopewell (Saint Elizabeth)
- Hopewell (Westmoreland)
- Hopeton (Westmoreland)
- Lloyds, Saint Thomas, Jamaica (Saint Thomas)
- Long Wood (Saint Elizabeth)
- Mavis Bank (Saint Andrew)
- Middle Quarters (Saint Elizabeth)
- Mount Rosser
- Nanny Town (Portland)
- New Holland (Saint Elizabeth)
- New Market (Saint Elizabeth)
- New Roads (Saint Elizabeth)
- Nine Mile (Saint Ann)
- Old Pera
- Paynes Town (Saint Elizabeth)
- Port Esquivel
- Port Morant (Saint Thomas)
- Roxborough (Manchester)
- San San (Portland)
- Sheckles Pen
- Vineyard Town
- White Hall (Saint Elizabeth)
- Wood Hall (Saint Catherine)
Kingston & St. Andrew
- Denham Town
- Red Hills
- Stony Hill
- Mountain View
- Forest Gardens
- Forest Hills
- Forest Hills Gardens
- Duhaney Park
- Patrick City
- Constant Spring
- Queen Hill
- Meadowbrook Estates
- Pembroke Hall
- Half Way Tree
- Harbour View
- New Kingston
- Eltham Meadow, Spanish Town. St Catherine, Jamaica
- Cities, towns, villages and neighbourhoods
- Nugent, Maria (9 December 2010). Lady Nugent's Journal: Jamaica One Hundred Years Ago. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108024419.
- "Montego Bay (Status of City) Act | Ministry of Justice - Government of Jamaica".
- "Parish profiles - Jamaica Information Service". jis.gov.jm. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- "Major Jamaican Cities & Towns - Including the Largest City in Jamaica". My-Island-Jamaica.com. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- "It's now Portmore City Municipality". jamaica-gleaner.com. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- "Urban centres grow by 5 per cent". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
- "World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Largest cities and towns with statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cities in Jamaica.|
- World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Largest cities and towns with statistics of their population at Archive.today (archived 2012-12-05)
- World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Maps at Archive.today (archived 2013-02-09)
- Origin of Jamaican Place names