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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. An exceptionally high proportion of residents (94%) belong to the urban population. Every ninth resident lives in San Juan alone.

Puerto Rico 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:
47.4% : 52.6%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Puerto Rico 2020
The currency in Puerto Rico is the US Dollar (USD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 01/14/2022
1 Euro = 1.15 Dollar
1 Dollar = 0.87 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, the average night temperatures drop down to 22 °C.

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:4,964 km²

Transport

Roadways:26,862 km
Airports:29

Most important cities

CityCountry PartPopulation
San Juan / CapitalMetro337,000
BayamónMetro180,000
CarolinaMetro154,000
PonceSouth141,000
CaguasEast130,000
GuaynaboMetro81,000
MayagüezWest79,000
Trujillo AltoMetro54,000
AreciboNorth49,000
FajardoEast34,000
LevittownMetro30,000
Vega BajaNorth29,000
CatañoMetro28,000
BarcelonetaNorth22,000
GuayamaSouth22,000
HumacaoEast20,000
YaucoWest20,000
AdjuntasCentral19,000
CayeyCentral18,000
ManatíNorth16,000
AguadillaWest16,000
Río GrandeEast13,000
DoradoNorth13,000
IsabelaWest13,000
San GermánWest12,000
Vega AltaNorth12,000
CoamoSouth12,000
HormiguerosWest12,000




Political indicators

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

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Death penalty:constitutionally allowed







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