Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba, covering an area of approximately 11,000 sq km and with 1,022 km of coastline. Jamaica’s terrain is mostly mountainous, with a narrow, discontinuous coastal plain. The country is divided into 14 parishes: Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny and Westmoreland. Kingston is the capital, with a time difference of 5 hours behind that of GMT. The currency is the Jamaican dollar, and exports include bauxite, alumina, garments, sugar, bananas and rum. The population of approximately 2,800,000 people comprises an ethnic makeup that is 91.2% black. The primary language is English and English patois, and the predominant religion is Christianity.