10 Interesting Facts about Jamaica that you Probably Didn't KnowPictolic
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Every year, on August 6, Jamaica celebrates a national holiday — Independence Day, established in honor of the anniversary of the declaration of independence of Jamaica from Great Britain in 1962. This day is celebrated on the island with festivities and fireworks.
In honor of the holiday, we offer you to discover a dozen facts about Jamaica that you most likely did not know yet, and at the same time admire the views of the beautiful island and, perhaps, choose a destination for your next vacation.
Jamaica was the first British colony to have a postal service in 1688.
Representatives of Jamaica became the winners of the Miss World contest three times.
In Jamaica, the most twins, triplets and other twins are born in the world.
Manchester Golf Club in Jamaica, founded in 1868, is the oldest in the western hemisphere.
The so-called "doctor bird" (or pennant – tailed hummingbird) – the national symbol of Jamaica-lives only on this Central American island.
The fastest man and woman on the planet are, of course, Jamaican runners.
Jamaica became the first tropical country whose team participated in the Winter Olympic Games. The efforts of the Jamaican bobsled team were appreciated and even inspired the creators of the film "Cool Runnings".
The flag of Jamaica is the only one in the world that does not use any of the colors of the tricolor (white, blue and red). The colors of the Jamaican flag symbolize the motto: "There are difficulties, but the earth is green and the sun is shining."
Port Royal in Jamaica used to be called "the most vicious city on Earth".
Jamaica is the first country in the western hemisphere in which a railway was built in 1845. Even earlier than in the USA.