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Puerto Rico

Welcome to Puerto Rico, an island paradise with beautiful beaches, lush tropical plants - and bustling cities and towns. This U.S. commonwealth has a rich history and culture all its own. Visit the enchanted island with TFK.

What do you know about Puerto Rico? Learn all about its land, products and culture.

 

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%

 

Literacy: 94.1%

 

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.

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