Puerto Rico BASIC INFOMATION
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|UTC/GMT -4 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|18°13'23"N / 66°35'33"W|
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TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Puerto Rico banks list|
Puerto Rico Introduction
Puerto Rico, the full name of Puerto Rico, covers an area of 8897 square kilometers. Its official language is Spanish and English. Most residents believe in Catholicism. The capital is San Juan. It is a US territory with federal status. It is located in the eastern and north of the Great Antilles in the Caribbean. Facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in the south, facing the United States and the British Virgin Islands across the water in the east, and bordering the Dominican Republic across the Mona Strait in the west, Cordillera Mountain crosses the territory. It has a tropical rainforest climate with sufficient rainfall. |
Puerto Rico, called the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is located in the eastern part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. It covers an area of 8897 square kilometers, including Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra. It faces the Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the south, the United States and the British Virgin Islands to the east across the water, and the Mona Strait to the west to the Dominican Republic. Mountains and hills account for 3/4 of the island's area. The central mountain range traverses east and west, and the terrain stretches from the center to the surroundings, from high to low, and the coast is a plain. The highest peak, Punta Mountain, is 1,338 meters above sea level. Tropical rain forest climate.
It was originally a place where Indians lived. Columbus sailed to this point in 1493. It became a Spanish colony in 1509. In 1869, the Puerto Rican people revolted and declared the establishment of a republic, which was suppressed by the Spanish colonial army. Internal autonomy was achieved in 1897. It became an American colony after the Spanish-American War in 1898. The People's Armed Uprising in 1950 announced the establishment of the Republic of Puerto Rico. In 1952, the United States granted Puerto Rico the status of a confederation and exercised autonomy, but important departments such as foreign affairs, national defense, and customs were still controlled by the United States. In November 1993, Puerto Rico again held a referendum on relations with the United States. As a result, most people still advocated maintaining the free federal status of the United States.
Puerto Rico has a population of 3.37 million. Among them, the descendants of Spanish and Portuguese accounted for 99.9%. The official language is Spanish, general English. Most residents believe in Catholicism.
Puerto Rico focuses on developing economic relations with the Caribbean and Latin American countries. The GDP in 1992 was 23.5 billion US dollars. People's living standards rank first in Latin America. The currency uses US dollars. Tourism is developed, and the main attractions include the Ponce Art Museum, San Juan Old Town, San Juan Cathedral, Cloud Covered Rainforest, and Puerto Rico’s 16th to 17th Century Family Museum. Puerto Rico is the air transport center in the Caribbean, and San Juan, Ponce, and Mayaguez are all sea and air ports. The industries mainly include chemical, electrical equipment, machinery manufacturing, petroleum, food processing and clothing industries. Agriculture mainly produces cotton, coffee, sweet potatoes, tobacco, and fruits.