Cornwall County, Jamaica

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 largest city by area.

Cornwall

Kaanwal
Location of Cornwall
CountryJamaica
County townMontego Bay
Established1758
Named forCornwall County, England
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The county of Cornwall is shown in green

HistoryEdit

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]

ParishesEdit

Cornwall County
On
map
Parish Area
km²
Population
Census 2011
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 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 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.

Coordinates: 18°16′N 77°52′W / 18.27°N 77.86°W / 18.27; -77.86