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The Caribbean side of the island, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Image: cogito ergo imago
About Puerto RicoThe map shows Puerto Rico an island in the Greater Antilles, with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea in the south. Puerto Rico lies approximately 1,600 km (1,000 mi) south east of Miami, Florida, to the east of the island of Hispaniola shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1493 and claimed it immediately for the Spanish Crown, despite the fact that the local Tiano people already called it their home. The island became one of the earliest Spanish settlements in the New World. The inhabitants of today are descendants of Spanish colonists, mixed with Indians and imported Africans slaves.
Puerto Rico's landscape is mostly mountainous with a coastal plain belt in north, sandy beaches along most coastal areas and a tropical rainforest in northeast, the El Yunque National Forest on the slopes of the Sierra de Luquillo mountains, the United States' only tropical rainforest. The island's highest point is Cerro de Punta at 1,338 m, located in the Cordillera Central.
The island has a land area of 8,870 km², compared Puerto Rico is slightly smaller than Cyprus or slightly more than three times the size of the US state of Rhode Island.
The self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States, has a population of 3.7 million people. People born in Puerto Rico are natural-born citizens of the United States.
The national capital and largest city is San Juan. Official languages are Spanish and English.
The map shows the island with cities, expressways, main roads and streets, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan. Zoom out to see the location of Puerto Rico within the Caribbean.
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