Is Crete Bigger Than Jamaica? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Jamaica regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Jamaica?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Jamaica is 10,991 sq km. Crete is smaller than Jamaica by 2,541 sq km. Crete is around 1.3 times smaller than Jamaica.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Area of Crete compared to Jamaica

Area of Jamaica:  4,244 sq mi ( 10,991 km2 )

Area of Jamaica compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Jamaica

Based on the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Jamaica as of 14th June 2021, is 2,973,400.

Population of Jamaica compared to Crete

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Jamaica.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Jamaica is Kingston.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Jamaica: English

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Jamaica as of 2019: 0.734

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Jamaica Timezone: 

UTC – 5 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Jamaica:
18° 10′ 48″ N77° 24′ 0″ W

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