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Official name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Size: 5,324 square miles (13,790 square kilometers); about the three times the size of Rhode Island
Capital: San Juan
Population: 3,989,133 as of July 2011
Population Under Age 15: 18.8%
Official Languages: Spanish, English
Currency: U.S. dollar
Religions: Roman Catholic, 85%; others, 15%
Climate: Tropical; there is little seasonal temperature variation.
Crops: sugarcane, coffee, pineapples, plantains, bananas
Major industries: apparel, electronics, food products, medicines, tourism
Tourism: A major source of income, with an estimated 5 million tourists in 1999.