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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq miles) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 miles) west of Hispaniola, the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica is the fifth-largest island country in the Caribbean. [Wikipedia]