Who discovered Jamaica?

Answer Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica in 1494 and claimed it for Spain. The Arawak Indians were the original inhabitants of Jamaica. The island's original name was Xaymaca, meaning "land of wood ... Read More »

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When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

Are there pyramids in Jamaica?

There are no pyramids in Jamaica. There are pyramids in North America, including mounds in the United States and many pyramids in Mexico, but nothing has been discovered in Jamaica.References:North... Read More »

Where Is the Airport in Jamaica?

The two major airports on the island of Jamaica are Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Because of its location on the country's north... Read More »

What are Jamaica's landforms?

Jamaica's primary land form is a limestone plateau with an average elevation of about 1,500 feet. Other landforms include rugged mountains, plains, valleys and beaches. The country's highest point ... Read More »