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James Capital: Montego Bay Land Area: 591.2 sq km (228.2 sq mi)Population: 184,662 History St.
James was one of the second group of parishes formed in Jamaica and is said to have been named by Sir Thomas Modyford in about 1655, for the Duke of York (who later became James II and was the reigning monarch at the time).
It was, however, much larger at the time as it included what are now the separate parishes of Trelawny and Hanover.
Geographical Location Positioned on the north-west end of Jamaica, St.James is a suburban parish bounded by Trelawny to the east, St.Elizabeth to the south and Hanover and Westmoreland to the west. Elizabeth, the Nassau Mountains extend diagonally across St.James, ending in hills at a point south of Montego Bay.Main towns Montego Bay Jamaica’s official second city, its name has varying stories surrounding its origin.Christopher Columbus named the bay there, “El Cabo de Buen Tiempo”, or “Fairweather Gulf”, and it is said that the entire area was named for Montego de Salmanaca, an early colonizer.A more popular (and probable) idea however, is that the name “montego “was derived from the Spanish word “Manteca”, meaning lard or butter.An early map of Jamaica has the Montego Bay area listed as “Bahia de Manteca” or “Lard Bay”.This region was densely populated with wild hogs which the Spanish are said to have slaughtered in large numbers, in order to collect lard for export to Cartagena.Other main towns include: Cambridge, Catadupa, Ipswitch, Anchovy and Montpelier.Important Jamaicans from the Parish The Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe, National Hero, Sam “Daddy” Sharpe was a revolutionary labour leader in the slave liberation struggles staged in the parish of St. He was a brilliant orator and a respected Baptist Deacon who died in defence of basic human rights. Jimmy Cliff, OM is a Jamaican reggae musician, singer and actor born in Somerton District, St. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts.