Kingston is the capital of Jamaica, founded in 1693 by the British after the aftermath of an earthquake which almost destroyed the ancient capital, Port Royal. It is located in the southeast of the island and has an approximate population of 577,774 inhabitants 2010 is located within the parish of Kingston, Surrey County.
It has a natural Harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a name that receives a long bank of sand that connects Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport with the rest of the island.
In addition to being the seat of the Government of Jamaica, The City is also home to the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, founded in 1948. Kingston is also home to several festivals anuales.La the central area of Kingston consists of two parts: the historic, but conflictive center and New Kingston where most of the tourist attractions such as the “Bob Marley Museum”, built in its former residence, are located.
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