Hanover is Jamaica's smallest parish and it was established in 1725. The parish was named after the reigning monarch on the British throne, George I, who was from the House of Hanover in Germany. The capital town of Hanover, Lucea, stretches along the western side of a horseshoe-shaped bay, which is considered to be one of the island’s safest ports. From the hills overlooking Lucea Harbour, one can observe an expansive panorama of the bay. Similarly, the view from the Dolphin Head Mountain provides an extensive vista of the other parishes in the western side of the island.