Beautiful, colorful Puerto Rico is situated in the Caribbean Sea west of the U.S. Virgin Islands and east of the Dominican Republic. Although it's the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico has one of the densest populations in the world with more than 1,100 people per square mile. Puerto Rico is a popular tourist destination due to its warm and friendly people, gorgeous beaches, historic landmarks and fabulous foods.
5 Facts You Might Not Know
The capital of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Initially Puerto Rico was named San Juan Bautista, which translates to St. John the Baptist, and its rich, port city was known as Puerto Rico. Later on the names were switched.
In 1917 residents of Puerto Rico officially became U. S. citizens. Since 1947, Puerto Ricans have had the right to elect their own governor but are not allowed to vote in U.S. presidential elections.
Old San Juan is not situated on the mainland of Puerto Rico, but instead is on a tiny island, about the size of one square mile. This small islalnd connects to the main island by a variety of bridges. Old San Juan is indeed old. In fact it is considered one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere.
It is believed that the very first Pi'a Colada was created by head bartender Ramon Marrero on August 15, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton International Hotel in San Juan. In 1978, the Pi'a Colada was named Puerto Rico's official drink.
Puerto Rico has a mascot named the Coqui which is a tiny tree frog that inhabits the island. Sixteen varieties of tree frog live in Puerto Rico. Other species from the same family can be found in Central and South America and other Caribbean islands. The male Coquis sing all night long from dawn to dusk and are beloved creatures to the islanders.
is San Juan.
The currency of Puerto Rico
is the US Dollar(USD)
Flag of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico belongs to the North American continent
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Airports in Puerto Rico
Aeropuerto International de Isla Verde
Aeropuerto Santa Isabel
Aeropuerto de Culebra
Aeropuerto de Dorado
Aeropuerto de Humacao
Aeropuerto de Isla Grande
Aeropuerto de Salinas
Antonio-Nery-Juarbe Pol Airport
Banco Popular Center Heliport
Bayamon Regional Hospital Heliport
Diego Jimenez Torres Airport
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport
Fajardo Harbor Seaplane Base
Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
Fort Buchanan Heliport
Insular Government Number Two Heliport
Losey Army Airfield historical
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Old San Juan Heliport
Orocovis Health Center Heliport
PRTC Office Building Heliport
Pista de Aterrizaje historical
Rafael Hernandez Airport
Rexach Office Building Heliport
Roosevelt Roads Naval Station-Ofstie Field
San Juan Steam Plant Heliport
State Government Number One Heliport
and Villa Marina Heliport
Map of Puerto Rico
Languages spoken in Puerto Rico
Animals native to Puerto Rico / which animals live in Puerto Rico?
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Animals in Puerto Rico
Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Puerto Rico
18 15 N, 66 30 W
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
4,921 square kilometers
12.79 / 1000 population
7.78 / 1000 population
400 sq km
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