According to Allcitycodes, Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It has a land area of 10,990 square kilometers (4,244 square miles). The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston. The terrain in Jamaica consists mostly of mountains with some coastal plains and valleys. Major rivers include the Black River and the Rio Grande River. The climate of Jamaica is tropical with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The area code for Jamaica is +1 876. This code was introduced on 1 July 1998 when Jamaica switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +1 876 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into Jamaica from abroad. Check philosophynearby for Jamaica in 2019.