Puerto Rico

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  North America  :  Puerto Rico
 
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico is composed of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area and second smallest by population among the four Greater Antilles, which also include Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica.

Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen, from Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name. The terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén and Borinquen respectively, and are commonly used to identify someone of Puerto Rican heritage. The island is also popularly known as "La Isla del Encanto", which translated means "The Island of Enchantment."  Source


Puerto Rico Facts

Population: 4 million

Capital: San Juan

Currency: United States dollar

Area: 9,104 km2

Language: Spanish, English

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +1 spec., +1-787, +1-939
Time Zone: GMT – 4

Main Cities: San Juan, Bayamon Gardens, Bayamon, Carolina, Ponce, Caguas, Guaynabo, Mayaguez, Trujillo Alto, Arecibo