10 interesting facts about Jamaica that you probably didn't knowPictolic
Every year on August 6, Jamaica celebrates the national holiday — independence Day, commemorates the anniversary of the independence of Jamaica from Britain in 1962. This day is celebrated on the island festivals and fireworks.
In honor of the holiday, we offer you to discover ten facts about Jamaica that you probably did not know, and enjoy the beautiful island and maybe choose a destination for your next vacation.
1. Jamaica was the first British colony in which in 1688 began to work the postal service.
2. The representatives of Jamaica, became three-time winners of the Miss World contest.
3. Born in Jamaica, the most in the world of twins, triplets and other twins.
4. The Manchester Golf club in Jamaica, established in 1868, is the oldest in the Western hemisphere.
5. The so-called "bird-doctor" (Hummingbird or 'doctor bird') – a national symbol of Jamaica lives only on this Central American Isle.
6. The fastest man and woman on the planet – of course, the Jamaican runners.
7. Jamaica was the first tropical country that participated in the winter Olympic games. The efforts of the Jamaican bobsleigh team was appreciated and even inspired the creators of the film "Cool Runnings".
8. Jamaica flag – only in a world in which none of the colors of the tricolor (white, blue and red). The colors of the Jamaican flag symbolize the motto: "Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun is shining".
9. Port Royal in Jamaica was once called "the most wicked city on Earth".
10. Jamaica is the first country in the Western hemisphere, where in 1845 a railway was built. Even earlier than in the United States.
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