Capital City


With a population of 937,700, the capital of Kingston is the largest city in Jamaica. The principal port here in Jamaica, it lies on the south east coast of the island.

Not only is Kingston the cultural center of the island, it is also considered the central business and commercial hub. It hosts all the Embassies, High Commission and Consulates, some of the major hospitals and some of the largest media and communication organizations.

“Jamaica’s capital city offers diverse historical attractions great for visitors to explore during a vacation to the island,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.

“Today’s travelers are looking for more authentic experiences. Kingston, the home of the world’s fastest man and woman, some of the most popular local restaurants and an exciting nightlife, is where they can share the true spirit of the Jamaican people.”