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    <br><br>Palisados (English Palisadoes) – tombolo (or scythe) in Kingston Parish, Surrey, Jamaica. Legally it is the extreme southern part of the capital of the country – Kingston. The length is about 14 km, the maximum width is about 1.6 km (on the territory of the airport, where the soil was filled up artificially), the minimum width is 55 meters.<br><br>Spit of Palisados ​​formed, according to various estimates, between the 10th and 2nd . It forms a natural barrier between the Caribbean Sea and Kingston Harbor. The area of ​​Palisados ​​is gradually increasing: on the nautical maps of the 17th century, it is clearly visible that then it was not a scythe, but a chain of islands. At the western end of Palisados ​​is the famous city of Port Royal, „the treasury of the West Indies” and „one of the most wicked places on earth”, which for a century and a half was the commercial center of the entire region. The earthquake of 1692 almost completely destroyed this city. In the center of the spit is Norman Manley International Airport, the second largest in the . At the base of Palisados, in the east, lies the Harbor View settlement. There is a highway along the entire spit.<br><br>In 1688, the famous pirate Henry Morgan was buried in the Palisados ​​cemetery. Four years later, his grave, like the entire cemetery, went under water due to a devastating earthquake.<br><br>View from Palisados ​​to Kingston Harbor<br><br>Norman Manley International Airport<br><br>1774 region map<br><br>1891 Region Map<br>

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