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How big is Puerto Rico?

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Puerto Rico covers a total area of about 5,320 square miles, making it a little smaller than triple the area of Rhode Island, and close to 80 percent the total area of Jamaica. Puerto Rico has a width of about 110 miles, and a length of approximately 40 miles.

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Puerto Rico lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, having a total coastline of approximately 310 miles. Puerto Rico's geography is largely mountainous, with numerous beaches situated along the coast. The capital and largest city is San Juan, located along the northeastern coast. Puerto Rico has a population of about 3.6 million people, as of 2014.

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