About Puerto Rico


Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic

Geographic coordinates:18.25022,-66.484592

Capital: San Juan

total: 13,790 sq km
country comparison to the world: 163
land: 8,870 sq km
water: 4,921 sq km

Nationality:  Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens)

Ethnic groups:
white (mostly Spanish origin) 76.2%, black 6.9%, Asian 0.3%, Amerindian 0.2%, mixed 4.4%, other 12% (2007)
Languages: Spanish, English

Population: 3,674,209 (July 2013 est.)
Major urban areas – population: SAN JUAN (capital) 2.73 million (2009)

Time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Broadcast media:
more than 30 TV stations operating; cable TV subscription services are available; roughly 125 radio stations (2007)

International country code – 1-787, 939
Internet country code: .pr


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