Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea with 10,831 sq km of land and a little over 160 sq km of water. In comparison to the United States, Jamaica is slightly smaller than Connecticut. The overall terrain is mostly mountainous with some narrow discontinuous coastal plains. A few resources Jamaica is known for are: Bauxite, gypsum and limestone.  As far as land use, 15.83% is Arable and permanent crops take up 10.01%. Also, other areas of possible fertile land use make up 74.16% (as reported in 2005). Being that Jamaica is an island, the warm breezes and fertile soil due to moisture makes a great foundation for natural resources and farming.  Jamaica also has a lot of imports and exports and provides agricultural products such as sugar cane, bananas, coffee, citrus and yams.