Destination Travel Guide for Visitors to Jamaica KINGSTON
The Rural areas of Kingston are used for Cattle Farms and growing crops like Coffee, Beans, Mangoes and Peas.
Hotels & Vacation Rentals with scenic Mountain Views overlooking Kingston City and its Harbor can be found in Stony Hill, Jack’s Hill and also in the Red Hills.
Port Royal was once labeled “The Wickedest City on Earth” and is one of the oldest and most historic regions of Jamaica. In the 17th century, it was the headquarters and main operating base for several pirates, including Captain Henry Morgan and Calico Jack.
Most of Port Royal sank underwater and was destroyed in the Earthquake of 1692.
Castleton Gardens is a 12 acre park on the banks of the Wag Water River where many exotic species were first planted, like 400 specimens from the Kew Gardens in London, transplanted in 1860.
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The City of Portmore, located 11 miles west of Kingston, was recently awarded the status of city after being the fastest growing area in Jamaica, with an estimated 170,000 low to middle-income families.
Portmore’s development was started in the late 1960s, in an effort to ease Kingston’s over-population and it has grown to be a suburb in its own right.
Residents travel back and forth over the Causeway Bridge into Kingston everyday for school and work. For Jamaican’s and the local economy, Portmore is one of the most important cities in the island with many places to eat and relax.
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Cities, Towns & Districts
in Kingston (Rural)
Town or District City / Parish – Population (Approx.) – GPS Coordinates
Gordon Town, Kingston, St. Andrew – 1,049 – 18.05°N 76.70°W
Mavis Bank, Kingston, St. Andrew – 1,756 – 18.02°N 76.67°W
Port Royal, Kingston, St. Andrew – 3,004 – 17.93°N 76.85°W
Stony Hill, Kingston, St. Andrew – 8,244 – 18.08°N 76.78°W
Bull Bay, Kingston, St. Andrew – Not Available – 17°56’31.8″N 76°40’54.2″W
Mavis Bank, Kingston, St. Andrew – Not Available – 18°01’50.0″N 76°39’29.9″W
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