A picture of the Bird Of Paradise Flower at Hope Botanical Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica.
About Kingston, Jamaica
Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica and is located on the south-eastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour sheltered by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States.
The local government bodies of the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew were merged by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act of 1923, to form the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation. Greater Kingston, or the "Corporate Area" refers to the KSAC; however, it does not solely refer to Kingston Parish, which only consists of the old downtown and Port Royal. Kingston Parish had a population of 96,052, and St. Andrew had a population of 555,828 in 2001.
The city proper is bounded by Six Miles to the west, Stony Hill to the north, Papine to the northeast and Harbour View to the east. Communities in rural St. Andrew such as Gordon Town, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt. Airy and Bull Bay would not be described as being in Kingston.
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The Bob Marley Museum is located in Kingston, Jamaica, and is dedicated to the reggae legend Bob Marley. The museum is located at 56 Hope Road, Kingston 6, and is Bob Marley's former place of residence. It was home to the Tuff Gong record label which was founded by The Wailers in 1970. In 1976, it was the site of a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley.
Devon House Heritage is one of Jamaica’s leading national monuments and a symbol of the cultural diversity, which makes the island a unique choice for thousands of visitors. This 127 year old site located in the heart of metropolis Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, offers a striking contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. The 11-acre property with its lush sprawling lawns provides an ambience that soothes the mind and soul, and offers an enviable shopping experience for both local and overseas visitors.
Opened in 2002 after many years of planning, Emancipation Park has become the pride of New Kingston. This wide open space, carved from the urban jungle, has a jogging track, fountains and, winningly, reggae music emanating from tiny speakers hidden in the grass. It's a grand place for a promenade, particularly at sunset when the walkways fill with cheerful Kingstonians.
In 1881, two hundred acres of Hope Estate was purchased by the Government to establish an experimental garden. Fifty acres of the land was devoted to the development and distribution of new varieties of sugar cane, and ten acres for planting teak, Liberian Coffee, Trinidad Cocoa and pineapples.
Adjoining the Hope Botanical Gardens is the Hope Zoo which has several animals from all over the world. The Hope Botanical Gardens and the Hope Zoo are located on Old Hope Road in the parish of St. Andrew.
Located 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains and forty minutes from the airport, Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa offers an enchanting mix of rich Jamaican heritage balanced by healthy conscious living. This unique boutique property houses a Living Spa, a Main House, and twelve handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages, each carefully sited in a private tropical haven with magnificent mountainside and panoramic views of the vibrant city of Kingston.