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Puerto Rico


  • Vicinity: Island between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
  • Official Name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico
  • Type: US Territory
  • Capital: San Juan

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico consists of a group of islands. The main island is also called Puerto Rico and comprises most of the land area. Smaller islands, Vieques, Culebra, Culebrita, Palomino, Mona, Monito and various other islets makeup the remaining land area. - AsNotedIn


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Aceituna Place
Moca
Adjuntas Place
Adjuntas
Aguadilla Place
Aguadilla
Aibonito Place
Guayama
Aibonito Place
Aibonito
Arecibo Place
Arecibo
Barranquitas Place
Guayama
Barranquitas Place
Barranquitas
Barrio Llave, Vieques Place
Humacao
Barrio Llave, Vieques Place
Vieques
Barrio Puerto Diablo, Vieques Place
Vieques
Barrio Puerto Diablo, Vieques Place
Humacao
Barrio Puerto Ferro, Vieques Place
Humacao
Barrio Punta Arenas, Vieques Place
Humacao
Barrio Punta Arenas, Vieques Place
Vieques
Bayamon Place
San Juan
Bayamon Place
Bayamon
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Cabo Rojo
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Caguas
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Aguadilla
Camuy River Cave Park Natural Cave Camuy Hatillo Lares
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Canovanas
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Carolina
Carolina Place
San Juan
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Guayama
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Cayey
Ciales Place
Ciales
Coamo Place
Coamo
Coamo Place
Ponce
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Comerio
Corozal Place
Corozal
Corral Viejo Place
Ponce
Culebra Place
Culebra
Dorado Place
Dorado
El Yunque National Forest Forest Las Piedras Naguabo Rio Grande
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Vieques
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Humacao
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Fajardo
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Guanica
Guanica Place
Mayaguez
Guanica State Forest Forest Guanica
Guayama Place
Guayama
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San Juan
Guaynabo Place
Guaynabo
Gurabo Place
Humacao
Hatillo Place
Aguadilla
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Hormigueros
Humacao Place
Humacao
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Isabela
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Vieques
Isabela Place
Aguadilla
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Jayuya
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Ponce
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Juana Diaz
Karst Country Forest Arecibo Camuy Lares
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Lares
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Las Piedras
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Loiza
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Loiza
Manati Place
Manati
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Arecibo
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Aguadilla
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Maricao
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Mayaguez
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San Juan
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Mayaguez
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Humacao
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San Juan
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Ponce
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San Juan
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Mayaguez
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Salinas
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Mayaguez
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San Juan
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Humacao
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Arecibo
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San Juan
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San Juan
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Arecibo
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Arecibo
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Arecibo
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Yauco

Geography »

Physiographic Data
Highest Point: Cerro de Punta: 1,338 m
Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea: 0 m
Area: 8,870 sq km

Information »

Location

Island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic - The World Factbook

Data »

Particulars for Puerto Rico:
Locale Type US Territory

Data
Demonym: Puerto Rican
Population: 3707000
Motto: John is his name
Currency: US Dollar
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 31


Vicinage »

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Adjuntas Municipality
Aguada Municipality
Aguadilla Municipality
Aguas Buenas Municipality
Aibonito Municipality
Anasco Municipality
Arecibo Municipality
Arroyo Municipality
Barceloneta Municipality
Barranquitas Municipality
Bayamon Municipality
Cabo Rojo Municipality
Caguas Municipality
Camuy Municipality
Canovanas Municipality
Carolina Municipality
Catano Municipality
Cayey Municipality
Ceiba Municipality
Ciales Municipality
Cidra Municipality
Coamo Municipality
Comerio Municipality
Corozal Municipality
Culebra Municipality
Dorado Municipality
Fajardo Municipality
Florida Municipality
Guanica Municipality
Guayama Municipality
Guayanilla Municipality
Guaynabo Municipality
Gurabo Municipality
Hatillo Municipality
Hormigueros Municipality
Humacao Municipality
Isabela Municipality
Jayuya Municipality
Juana Diaz Municipality
Juncos Municipality
Lajas Municipality
Lares Municipality
Las Marias Municipality
Las Piedras Municipality
Loiza Municipality
Luquillo Municipality
Manati Municipality
Maricao Municipality
Maunabo Municipality
Mayaguez Municipality
Moca Municipality
Morovis Municipality
Naguabo Municipality
Naranjito Municipality
Orocovis Municipality
Patillas Municipality
Penuelas Municipality
Ponce Municipality
Quebradillas Municipality
Rincon Municipality
Rio Grande Municipality
Sabana Grande Municipality
Salinas Municipality
San German Municipality
San Juan Municipality
San Lorenzo Municipality
San Sebastian Municipality
Santa Isabel Municipality
Toa Alta Municipality
Toa Baja Municipality
Trujillo Alto Municipality
Utuado Municipality
Vega Alta Municipality
Vega Baja Municipality
Vieques Island
Villalba Municipality
Yabucoa Municipality
Yauco Municipality

History »

Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood. - The World Factbook


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