Saturday, 17 September 2016

JAMAICA

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fourth-largest island country in the CaribbeanThe indigenous people, the Taíno, called it Xaymaca in Arawakan, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water" or the "Land of Springs".
Colloquially Jamaicans refer to their home island as the "Rock", whereof further slang names like "Jamrock", "Jamdown" ("Jamdung" in Jamaican Patois), or briefly "Ja", have derived.

This beautiful Registered airmail cover sent by my good friend Cecil from St.Annes , Jamaica. The covers posted on August 11, 2016 and I received in my hands on September 19, 2016. Jamaica previously issued a number of thematic stamps , but now a days the issues are limited. Thank You Cecil for the nice cover. 

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