Surrey County, Jamaica

History

Jamaica's three counties (Surrey, Middlesex and Cornwall) were established in 1758 to facilitate the holding of courts along the lines of the British county court system.[2] Surrey was named after the English county in which Kingston upon Thames is found.[2] Kingston was its county town.[2]

Parish list and map

The county of Surrey is shown in yellow.

Surrey County
On
map
Parish Area
kmĀ²
Population
Census 2011
Capital
11Kingston Parish(1) (2) 21.8 96,052 Kingston
12Portland 814.0 80,205 Port Antonio
13Saint Andrew(1) 430.7 555,828 Half Way Tree
14Saint Thomas 742.8 91,604 Morant Bay
 Surrey County 2,009.3 823,689
 Jamaica total 10,990.5 2,607,631 Kingston

(1) Kingston Parish and Saint Andrew Parish together form Kingston and St Andrew Corporation.
(2) Kingston Parish does not encompass all of Kingston.

References

  1. "A special Gleaner Feature". Jamaica Gleaner.
  2. 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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