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Middlesex County, Jamaica

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Country  Jamaica
Capital  Spanish Town
Middlesex County, Jamaica

Middlesex is the central of the three historic counties into which Jamaica is divided. It has no current-day administrative significance. It covers 5,041.9 kmĀ² and has a population of 1,183,361 (about 45% of the islands area and population) giving it the largest area and population of the three counties. It includes Spanish Town, the island's original capital.

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Map of Middlesex County, Jamaica

The county of Middlesex is shown in pink.

History

Jamaica's three counties were established in 1758 to facilitate the holding of courts along the lines of the British County court system. Middlesex, the middle of the three, was named after an English county the name presumably being chosen because of its central position. Spanish Town was its county town.

References

Middlesex County, Jamaica Wikipedia


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