Spanish Town

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Spanish Town
Town
St. Jago de la Vega Cathedral
St. Jago de la Vega Cathedral
Nickname(s): 
Spain
Jamaica location map.svg
Coordinates: 17°59′45″N 76°57′18″W / 17.9958766°N 76.9551086°W / 17.9958766; -76.9551086Coordinates: 17°59′45″N 76°57′18″W / 17.9958766°N 76.9551086°W / 17.9958766; -76.9551086
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Catherine
Founded as Villa de la Vega1534
Population
 • Estimate 
(2010)
162,359
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Area code(s)876
Websitewww.spanishtownjamaica.com

Spanish Town is a town in Jamaica. It is the capital and the largest town in the parish of St. Catherine in the historic county of Middlesex. It was the Spanish and British capital of Jamaica from 1534 until 1872.

The town has many memorials, the national archives, and one of the oldest Anglican churches outside England.