More people live on Kingston than any other city in Jamaica. It serves as the center for commerce and government. On the coast of Kingston, one of the largest natural harbors is located. The city is comprised of different parishes, such as Port Royal and the St. Andrew Parish. Kingston is the biggest city located on an English speaking Caribbean island.
Central Kingston is composed of New Kingston and a historic city center. Many famous reggae performers are from Kingston. The following are popular sites in Kingston visited by tourists: Hellshire, Port Royal, and the National Gallery. Throughout the year, there are numerous celebrations and festivals held in the city.
The weather is pleasant for most of the year. From May through November, it rains a lot in the city. During the rest of the year, there is less rain, but there are more storms, with March being the worst month. Since Kingston is shielded by the Blue Mountains, blocking the wind, low amounts of moisture exist in the city. Hence, there is less moisture in Kingston compared to surrounding areas.