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Cockpit Country, Jamaica

Christianity is the main religion in Jamaica, although Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Rastafarianism and the Bahá'i faith are also practiced.

Maroons are descendants of slaves who escaped to the hills of Cockpit Country.

More than 100 plant species are unique to Cockpit Country.

Cockpit Country was named after the cockfighting pits which the landscape resembles.

After slavery was abolished in 1838, immigrants from India and China worked on Jamaican plantations.

The caves of Cockpit Country are home to more than 50,000 bats, including three endemic species.

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