Kingston – the capital and main port of Jamaica. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea. It located in a natural harbor protected by a long and narrow strait Palisados that connects Port Royal and the international airport with the rest of the island.
Kingston’s largest English-speaking city in the entire Caribbean region. Kingston – Jamaica not only the capital, but also a lively port facility garment and food industries. The city was founded in 1693 by Great Britain. In 1872, the city administration was located in Jamaica.
The city received the status of the capital, when the island gained independence in 1962. The poor neighborhoods of Kingston (Trenchtown) – the birthplace of reggae music in a style that was developed on the basis of ska music – a mixture of African, European and Latin American motifs. The town consists of two parts – the historic center and New Kingston.
In January 1976 he was signed intergovernmental agreements in Kingston. As a result, in today’s world acts Jamaican currency system of floating exchange rates.