Kingston is the capital and biggest city of Jamaica, situated on the island’s southeastern coast. It is protected by the Palisadoes, a large sand spit that links the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the remainder of the island. Kingston is the biggest mostly English-speaking city in the Americas south of the United States.
The Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act of 1923 merged the local government entities of Kingston and St. Andrew parishes to become the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC). Greater Kingston, often known as the “Corporate Area,” refers to the territories covered by the KSAC; nevertheless, it does not only relate to Kingston Parish, which comprises of the ancient downtown and Port Royal. In 2001, Kingston Parish had a population of 96,052, while St. Andrew Parish had a population of 555,828. Kingston is solely bounded to the east, west, and north by Saint Andrew. Tivoli Gardens, Denham Town, downtown Kingston, National Heroes Park, Kingston Gardens, Rae Town, Bournemouth Gardens, Norman Gardens, Springfield, Rennock Lodge, Port Royal, and sections of Allman Town, Franklyn Town, and Rollington Town form the parish of Kingston’s geographical boundary.
Six Miles to the west, Stony Hill to the north, Papine to the northeast, and Harbour View to the east are settlements in both urban and suburban Saint Andrew. Gordon Town, Mavis Bank, Lawrence Tavern, Mt. Airy, and Bull Bay in rural St. Andrew would not be regarded as being in Kingston city.
Kingston’s center region is divided into two sections: the old Downtown and New Kingston. Both are serviced by Norman Manley International Airport as well as Tinson Pen Aerodrome, which is largely used for domestic flights.