Mocho Mountains

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Mocho Mountains
Hakewill, A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, Plate 21.jpg
Whitney Estate, 1820 The Mocho Mountains are in the background
Highest point
Coordinates18°03′N 77°21′W / 18.050°N 77.350°W / 18.050; -77.350Coordinates: 18°03′N 77°21′W / 18.050°N 77.350°W / 18.050; -77.350
Mocho Mountains is located in Jamaica
Mocho Mountains
Mocho Mountains
RegionSouth central

The Mocho Mountains are a mountain range in south central Jamaica.[1] It has been described as the "geographical center of Jamaica."[2]

The area was a site for bauxite mining. The mining led to deforestation in the area.[3]


  1. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 754.
  2. ^ "History of Clarendon" (PDF).
  3. ^ Brown, Desmond (December 2013). ""We in the Caribbean Are Living Climate Change"". IPS News.


  • Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.