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Cornwall is the westernmost of the three historic counties into which Jamaica is divided. It has no current-day administrative significance.[citation needed] It includes Montego Bay, the island's second city.

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The county of Cornwall is shown in green

History

Jamaica's three counties were established in 1758 to facilitate the holding of courts along the lines of the British County court system. [1] Cornwall, the westernmost, was named after the western most county of England.[1] Savanna-la-Mar is its county town.[1]

Parishes

Cornwall County
On
map
Parish Area
km²
Population
Census 2001
Capital
1 Hanover 450.4 67,037 Lucea
2 Saint Elizabeth 1,212.4 146,404 Black River
3 Saint James 594.9 175,127 Montego Bay
4 Trelawny Parish 874.6 73,066 Falmouth
5 Westmoreland 807.0 138,947 Savanna-la-Mar
  Cornwall County 3,939.3 600,581
  Jamaica total 10,990.5 2,607,631 Kingston

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Higman, B W; Hudson (2009). Jamaican Place Names. B J (1st ed.). Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-976-640-217-4.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

Coordinates: 18°16′N 77°52′W / 18.27°N 77.86°W / 18.27; -77.86{{#coordinates:18.27|-77.86|region:JM|||||| |primary |name= }}

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