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Saint Ann, Jamaica

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Saint Ann, Jamaica (2001 population 168,726), is a parish located in the northern part of Jamaica and is north west of Kingston. Its total land area is 1,212.6 square kilometers. St. Ann is one of the 14 parishes of Jamaica. Its capital is Saint Ann's Bay. Other important cities located in St. Ann are Discovery Bay and Ocho Rios.

When Christopher Columbus first came to Jamaica in 1494, he landed on the shores of St. Ann. The parish of St. Ann was later named after Lady Anne Hyde the first wife of King James II of England.

Today, St. Ann is one of the major tourist destinations in Jamaica, given that Dunn's River Falls and many popular beaches, like Puerto Seco Beach, are located there.

World famous people that were born in Saint Ann

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