Saint Anns Bay


Saint Anns Bay

      town and Caribbean port, northern Jamaica, northwest of Kingston. Christopher Columbus anchored there in 1494 and named the spot Santa Gloria. He returned, shipwrecked, to the area in 1503. St. Anns Bay is the shipping point for the area's agricultural produce—fruit, pimiento, coffee, dyewood, and coconuts. There is some manufacture of essential oils. Tourism is also economically important. Just west is the site of Seville, or Sevilla Nueva, founded in 1509 as Jamaica's first capital. Pop. (1991) urban area, 10,518.

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