Where is Puerto Rico?

Located in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is an island nation.Increasing numbers of illegal migrants cross over from the Dominican Republic using the Mona Passage.

Puerto Rico is a North American country covering 13,791.00 km2 of which 35.68% is water and 8,870.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 86th smallest region in the world and slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 18 15 N, 66 30 W and San Juan is the capital city.

The name Puerto Rico comes from the phrase Rich Port City.

Its ISO code is PR.

Geography

Puerto Rico has a mean elevation of 261 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Cerro de Punta which is 1,338m above tall.

It has an arid climate with mild winters and extremely hot summers. Its terrain is mostly mountainous in the north and west, with sandy beaches along the coast.

Population

Puerto Rico has a population of 3,578,056 making it the 132nd largest in the world. The majority of the population tends to be clustered on the coast.

Spanish and English are both official languages. The majority ethnic grup is white, followed by black/African American. The majority of the country is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is +1-787 and 1-939.

Government

It is a territory of the United States with commonwealth status. Its constitution was last ratified in 1952.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Puerto Rico's GDP is $131,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $37,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 79th largest economy and its citizens the 45th richest in the world. The currency of Puerto Rico is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are chemicals, electronics, apparel, and canned tuna. Its major imports include chemicals, machinery and equipment, and clothing.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017