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Introduction

Capital: San Juan

Population

Total Population: 3,667,000
Natural Increase: 0.4%
Density: 446 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 99.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: San Juan (418,140); Bayamón (203,499); Carolina (170,404); Ponce (152,634); Caguas (86,804); Guaynabo (8,136); Mayaguez (78,647); Trujillo Alto (54,189); Arecibo (49,318); Fajardo (34,068)
Ethnic Origins: Puerto Ricans are a mix of peoples of European (mostly Spanish) descent (about 75%), African-Americans (about 12%), as well as around mixed-race persons and other backgrounds (about 13%), such as native American, native Hawaiian and other islanders.
Official Language: The two official languages are Spanish and English.
Other Languages Spoken: The different minorities speak Cantonese, Hindi, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, German and other languages.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: The main religion is Christianity.
National Currency: U.S Dollar (USD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 USD = 0.8580 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 9,104 km²
Type of State: Autonomous state with commonwealth status within the United States of America; republican government; constitutional system.
Type of Economy: Classified as a high income economy, Puerto Rico has the highest GDP per capita in Latin America, but the lowest one in the United States. The Port of San Juan is the world's 10th largest cargo port and Puerto Rico is one of the world's leaders in rum production..

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Puerto Rico, dial 011
To call Puerto Rico, dial 1
Internet Suffix: .pr

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 2009
Imports of Goods (million USD) 18,529
Exports of Goods (million USD) 20,937

, 2017

 

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