Cornwall County, Jamaica

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

Cornwall County

Kaanwal Kounti
CountryJamaica
CapitalMontego Bay

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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 westernmost county of England.[1] Savanna-la-Mar was its county town.[1]

Parishes

Cornwall County
On
map
Parish Area
kmĀ²
Population
Census 2011
Capital
1Hanover 450.4 67,037 Lucea
2Saint Elizabeth 1,212.4 146,404 Black River
3Saint James 594.9 175,127 Montego Bay
4Trelawny 874.6 73,066 Falmouth
5Westmoreland 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. Higman, B. W.; Hudson, B. J. (2009). Jamaican Place Names. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-976-640-306-5.

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