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Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico is an island situated in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, its northern shore facing the Atlantic Ocean. Two small islands off the east coast, Vieques and Culebra, are administratively parts of Puerto Rico, as is Mona Island to the west. It lies approximately 50 miles east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles west of the Virgin Islands, and 1,000 miles southeast of the U.S. state of Florida. Its governor is Pedro Pierluisi.

Puerto Rico, officially Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (or Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico in Spanish), is a self-governing island commonwealth of the West Indies associated with the USA.

Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with little seasonal variation, although local conditions vary according to elevation and exposure to rain-bearing winds. Plant life is abundant and varied. Tropical rainforests cover parts of the north side of the island. Puerto Rico has more than 200 species of birds, but land animals are mostly confined to nonpoisonous snakes, lizards, mongooses, and the coquí -a frog whose name is onomatopoeic with its call (“co-kee!”) and which has become a kind of national mascot.

In the early 16th century, Spanish explorers founded San Juan. The United States took possession of the island in 1898 until the mid-20th century. Puerto Ricans have been U.S. citizens since 1917, and can move freely between the island and the mainland; however, as residents of an unincorporated territory, American citizens in Puerto Rico are disenfranchised at the national level, do not vote for the president or vice president, and generally do not pay federal income tax.

Beginning in the mid 20th century, the U.S. government, together with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, launched a series of economic projects to develop Puerto Rico into an industrial high-income economy.

Check below a list of all the cities of Puerto Rico, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar:

  • SAN JUAN

    San Juan has a website

    Municipality of -500 000 inhabitants

  • BAYAMÓN

    Bayamón has a website

    Municipality of -250 000 inhabitants

  • CAROLINA

    Carolina has a website

    Municipality of -200 000 inhabitants

  • PONCE

    Ponce has a website

    Municipality of -200 000 inhabitants

  • CAGUAS

    Caguas has a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • GUAYNABO

    Guaynabo has a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • MAYAGÜEZ

    Mayagüez has a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • TRUJILLO ALTO

    Trujillo Alto has a website

    Municipality of -75 000 inhabitants

  • ARECIBO

    Arecibo can be contacted by phone

    Municipality of -50 000 inhabitants

  • FAJARDO

    Fajardo has a website

    Municipality of -40 000 inhabitants

  • CATAÑO

    Cataño can be contacted by phone

    Municipality of -40 000 inhabitants

  • VEGA BAJA

    Vega Baja can be contacted by phone

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

  • GUAYAMA

    Guayama has a postal address

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

  • HUMACAO

    Humacao can be contacted by phone

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

  • CAYEY

    Cayey has a website

    Municipality of -20 000 inhabitants

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