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Celebrate Independence: 10 Interesting Facts About Jamaica

Jamaica: ‘Out of Many, One People’

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Independence and Geography

Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom on Aug. 6, 1962.  The island nation is the third-largest Caribbean island and the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean Sea.



Symbolism of Flag

On the Jamaican flag, green is the symbol of hope and agriculture, the yellow represents natural resources and sunshine, and the black stands for creativity and courage.

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