What bodies of water border Puerto Rico?


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Puerto Rico is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The island is located east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands. As of April 2015, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.

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Puerto Rico consists of the main island and several smaller islands. It has an area of 3,515 square miles and a population of approximately 3,667,084, as of 2015. Its capital and largest city is San Juan. Puerto Rico's location is important on the Mona Passage, which is a major shipping lane to the Panama Canal. The harbor of San Juan is one of the largest in the Caribbean. Due to its location in the ocean, Puerto Rico has a mild tropical climate and is prone to hurricanes.

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