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Kingston the Capital in Jamaica

Aug 17, 2007
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Kingston the capital and largest city in Jamaica, lies on the south eastern coast of the island. One of the leading ports of the West Indies, it exports sugar, rum, molasses, and bananas. Other industries include tourism, oil refining, shoe and clothing manufacturing, and food processing.

The average annual temperature is 25 deg C 77 deg F, and yearly rainfall is 813 mm 32 in.

There is a fresh sea breeze by day and a gentle breeze from the mountains by night.
The high season in Jamaica is the winter season from December 15 to April 14. The winter season is when Jamaica is windiest. The winter season is the most popular time to visit Jamaica and the most expensive also requiring the greatest amount of pre-planning.

You should make your reservations 2 or 3 months prior to your desired winter season visit to assure that you can get your desired accommodations.
During the summer season temperatures are only a couple of degrees warmer than in the winter. The rainy season is usually during the fall. Usually brief showers followed by sunshine. Overcast days are rare.

Founded in 1692 after nearby Port Royal was destroyed by an earthquake, Kingston became the capital of Jamaica in 1872. Points of interest include Rockfort, a 17th century fortress, the Church of Saint Thomas; and Headquarters House 18th century, once the seat of government.

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope, popularly called Hope Gardens serves as a national attraction and is frequented by visitors from near and far.

The Hope Gardens is a part of the two thousand 2000 acres of land originally owned by Major Richard Hope from whom it got its name. Two hundred acres of this land was obtained by the Government of Jamaica in 1880 and was originally established as a plant introduction and crop testing facility for plants such as the pineapple, cocoa, coffee and tobacco.

The formal Botanic Gardens were laid out on approximately 60 acres of this land with the assistance of personnel from the Kew Gardens in England. In the 1950s, the Queen, after visiting the island and being pleased with the state of the gardens, gave permission for it to be called the Royal Botainc Gardens, Hope.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Kingston Rental Site
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