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Puerto Rico

Presidential democracy (unincorporated territory of the US)
Puerto Rico
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
8,870 km²
Local name:
Puerto Rico
Capital:
San Juan
Puerto Rico on the world map

Geography

Puerto Rico is an island state in the Caribbean and is the smallest and easternmost country in the Greater Antilles. The land has a total area of 8,870 km² (3,425 mi²) and a total coastline of 501 km (311.3 mi). This land area is approximately 138% of the area of Delaware. Puerto Rico is thus the 26th smallest country in the Americas and ranked 171st in the world. It is comparatively low at an average elevation of 261 meters above sea level.

The island group consists of 143 islands. Puerto Rico has no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital San Juan is about 2,590 km (1,609 mi).

Population

Population:3,194,000
Life expectancy females:
Ø 83.5 years
Birthrate:
6.4 ‰
Deathrate:
9.4 ‰
Males/Females:
47.5% : 52.5%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Puerto Rico 2019
The currency in Puerto Rico is US Dollar (USD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 05/14/2021
1 Euro = 1.21 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.83 Euro

The climate in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 29 and 32 degrees. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 22°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures
Average daytime and nighttime temperatures in Puerto Rico
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Languages

Official language:
Spanish

mother tonguedistribution
Spanish51.3 %
English47.4 %
other1.3 %

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Economy

GDP:2.02 bn $
Exportations:73.17 bn $
Importations:49.01 bn $
Tourism receipts:3.61 bn $
Unemployment rate:11.2 %
corruption index:63 (moderate)
Energy consumption:19.5 bn kWh

Land use

96% Urban areas:8,511 km²
22% Agricultural areas:1,977 km²
56% Forest:4,959 km²

Transport

Roadways:26,862 km
Airports:29

Most important cities

CityRegionPopulation
San Juan / CapitalSan Juan337,000
BayamónBayamón180,000
CarolinaCarolina154,000
PoncePonce141,000
CaguasCaguas130,000
GuaynaboGuaynabo81,000
MayagüezMayaguez79,000
Trujillo AltoTrujillo Alto54,000
AreciboArecibo49,000
FajardoFajardo34,000
Vega BajaVega Baja29,000
CatañoCatano28,000
BarcelonetaBarceloneta22,000
GuayamaGuayama22,000
HumacaoHumacao20,000
YaucoYauco20,000
AdjuntasAdjuntas19,000
CayeyCayey18,000
ManatíManati16,000
AguadillaAguadilla16,000
Río GrandeRio Grande13,000
DoradoDorado13,000
IsabelaIsabela13,000
San GermánSan German12,000
Vega AltaVega Alta12,000
CoamoCoamo12,000
HormiguerosHormigueros12,000
San SebastiánSan Sebastian12,000
CorozalCorozal11,000
Cabo RojoCabo Rojo11,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:constitutionally allowed

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