As a territory of the United States, Puerto Rico uses the United States dollar as its official currency. Being a former colony of Spain, the Puerto Rican peso and other Spanish currencies had served the monetary needs of... More » Geography Caribbean

Puerto Rico, one of only two U.S. Commonwealths, maintains its government as a Republic, as do all 50 states in the United States. Puerto Rico has been recognized as a commonwealth since July 25, 1952. Though many resolu... More » Government & Politics Types of Government

Puerto Rico identifies the Puerto Rican coqui, a small tree frog, as its national symbol. The coqui, an amphibian living in Puerto Rico's rainforests, reaches an adult size between one and two inches, making these frogs ... More » History Modern History US History
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Consisting of around two thirds of Puerto Rico's population as of 2014, Roman Catholicism is the major religion, although Protestant Christianity is also a common religion, with more than 25 percent of the territory's pe... More » Geography Caribbean

Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is east of the Dominican Republic and about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Fla. More » Geography Caribbean

The major rivers of Puerto Rico are the La Plata River, the Río Grande de Loíza, the Bayamón River and the Río Grande de Arecibo. All the major rivers of Puerto Rico flow northward over the mountains to the Atlantic Ocea... More » Geography Caribbean

The capital and largest city of Puerto Rico is San Juan. San Juan is located in northern Puerto Rico and covers an area of about 80 square miles. The city had an estimated population of about 400,000 people as of 2010. More » Geography Caribbean