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Kingston, Jamaica

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Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation / Greater Kingston
Photo o the ceety o Kingston taken frae a helicopter
Photo o the ceety o Kingston taken frae a helicopter
A ceety which hath foondations[1]
Kingston is located in Jamaica
Location o Kingston shown within Jamaica
Coordinates: 17°59′N 76°48′W / 17.983°N 76.800°W / 17.983; -76.800Coordinates: 17°59′N 76°48′W / 17.983°N 76.800°W / 17.983; -76.800
Kintra Jamaica
Coonty Surrey
Pairish Kingston
 St. Andrew
 • MayorAngela Brown-Burke
 • Total480 km2 (190 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 • Total937,700
 • Density1358/km2 (3,520/sq mi)
 • Kingston Parish
 • St. Andrew Parish
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)

Kingston or Keengston, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Jamaica, locatit on the sootheastren coast o the island. It faces a natural harbour protectit bi the Palisadoes, a lang sand spit which connects the toun o Port Royal an the Norman Manley Internaitional Airport tae the rest o the island. In Americae, Kingston is the lairgest predominantly Inglis-speakin ceety sooth o the Unitit States.

The local govrenment bouks o the pairishes o Kingston an St. Andra wur amalgamatit bi the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act o 1923, tae form the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC). Greater Kingston, or the "Corporate Aurie" refers tae those auries unner the KSAC; housomeivver, it does no solely refer tae Kingston Pairish, which anerlie consists o the auld dountoun an Port Royal. Kingston Pairish haed a population o 96,052, an St. Andrew pairish haed a population o 555,828 in 2001. Keengstoun is anerlie bordered bi Saint Andrew tae the east, wast an north. The geografical border for the pairish o Keengstoun ends at East Street, Wast Street an North Street.

The ceety proper is bundit bi Six Miles tae the wast, Stony Hill tae the north, Papine tae the northeast an Harbour View tae the east, commonties in urban an suburban Saint Andrew. Commonties in landwart St. Andrew such as Gordon Toun, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt. Airy an Bull Bay wad no be describit as bein in Keengstoun ceety.

Twa pairts mak up the central aurie o Kingstoun: the historic but troubled Downtown, an New Kingston is servit bi Norman Manley Internaitional Airport an an' a' bi the smawer an primarily domestic Tinson Pen Aerodrome.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Keengstoun haes sax sister ceeties:

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