The capital city called Spanish Town, officially named “St. Jago del la Vago” by the Spanish, was the original capital of Jamaica until 1872 when the capital was changed to Kingston.
St. Catherine has a population of over 500,000, and is the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist Asafa Powell, actress Grace Jones and dancehall singer Queen Ifrica.
Spanish Town is an important industrial center, second only to Kingston with many manufacturing businesses and the largest salt producing plant in the Caribbean.
Agriculture is also important with main crops produced, including Sugar Cane, Coconuts, Bananas, Pineapples, Peppers, Citrus and Dairy Farming.
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Points of interest in St. Catherine include St. James Anglican Church, the Cast Iron Bridge, Emancipation Square, Caymanas Park Horse Racing track & Hellshire Beach.
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Town or District City / Parish – Population (Approx.) – GPS Coordinates
Lluidas Vale, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 2,161 – 18.12°N 77.15°W
Riversdale, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 2,791 – 18.15°N 76.97°W
Above Rocks, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 3,263 – 18.1089°N 76.8772°W
Point Hill, Spanish Town / St. Catherine 3,651 18.08°N 77.10°W
Old Harbour Bay, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 5,405 – 17.90°N 77.10°W
Ewarton, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 8,742 – 18.18°N 77.08°W
Bog Walk, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 8,794 – 18.10°N 77.02°W
Linstead, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 14,114 – 18.15°N 77.02°W
Old Harbour, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 17,778 – 17.92°N 77.10°W
Portmore, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 90,138 – 17.9499°N 76.8799°W
Spanish Town, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – 92,383 – 17.9958°N 76.9551°W
Wood Hall, Spanish Town / St. Catherine – Not Available – 18°02’43.5″N 77°16’38.2″W
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