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About Puerto Rico in detail
Where is Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 18 28 N 66 07 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic.
What is the capital of Puerto Rico?
The capital city of Puerto Rico is: San Juan.
What is the time in San Juan?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of San Juan is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Puerto Rico?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Puerto Rico is: .pr
What is the size of Puerto Rico?
The territory of Puerto Rico is total: 13,791 sq km; land: 8,870 sq km, water: 4,921 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Puerto Rico is slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island.
If we would like to walk around and discover Puerto Rico, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Puerto Rico?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Puerto Rico is covered by water (see below), and this includes 501 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Puerto Rico?
The climate of Puerto Rico is tropical marine, mild: little seasonal temperature variation.
Geographical data of Puerto Rico
The elevation of Puerto Rico; mean elevation: 261 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Cerro de Punta 1,338 m.
The typical geographical details of Puerto Rico include mostly mountains with coastal plain in north; precipitous mountains to the sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Puerto Rico is important location along the Mona Passage - a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal; San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean; many small rivers and high central mountains ensure land is well watered; south coast relatively dry; fertile coastal plain belt in north.
Resources and land use of Puerto Rico
The country’s main mined products are some copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 22%; arable land 6.6%; permanent crops 5.6%; permanent pasture 9.8%; forest: 63.2%; other: 14.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Puerto Rico
The number of inhabitants of Puerto Rico is 3,578,056 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population clusters tend to be found along the coast, the largest of these is found in and around San Juan; an exception to this is a sizeable population located in the interior of the island immediately south of the capital around Caguas; most of the interior, particularly in the western half of the island, is dominated by the Cordillera Central mountains, where population density is light.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 93.6% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Puerto Rico is concentrated in SAN JUAN (capital) 2.463 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Puerto Rico
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: white 75.8%, black/African American 12.4%, other 8.5% (includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and others), mixed 3.3%note: 99% of the population is Latino (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Puerto Rico
The spoken languages in Puerto Rico are the following: Spanish, English.
What are the most important religions in Puerto Rico?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%.
Further population data of Puerto Rico
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.4% (male 317,875 / female 304,601) 15-24 years: 14.11% (male 258,956 / female 245,801) 25-54 years: 38.32% (male 657,713 / female 713,511) 55-64 years: 12.19% (male 197,379 / female 238,725) 65 years and over: 17.98% (male 276,608 / female 366,887) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Puerto Rico is -0.54% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Puerto Rico the birth rate is 10.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Puerto Rico the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Puerto Rico, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Puerto Rico are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Puerto Rico
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Puerto Rico had one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region until 2006; however, growth has been negative for each of the last ten years. The downturn coincided with the phaseout of tax preferences that had led US firms to invest heavily inDiminished job opportunities prompted a sharp rise in outmigration, as many Puerto Ricans sought jobs on the US mainland. Unemployment reached 16% in 2011, but declined to 13.7% in December 2014. US minimum wage laws apply in Puerto Rico, hampering job exThe industrial sector greatly exceeds agriculture as the locus of economic activity and income. Tourism has traditionally been an important source of income with estimated arrivals of more than 3.6 million tourists in 2008. Puerto Rico's merchandise tradeClosing the budget deficit while restoring economic growth and employment remain the central concerns of the government. The gap between revenues and expenditures amounted to 0.6% of GDP in 2016, although analysts believe that not all expenditures have be.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Puerto Rico is $100.9 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Puerto Rico is -1.8% (2016 estimate) 0% (2015 estimate) -1.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Puerto Rico this is $37,700 (2016 estimate) $38,400 (2015 estimate) $37,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Puerto Rico produces?
The main agricultural products of Puerto Rico are sugarcane, coffee, pineapples, plantains, bananas; livestock products, chickens.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel, food products, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel, food products, tourism.
Drinking water source in Puerto Rico
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.6% of population, rural: 93.6% of population, total: 93.6% of population. Unimproved: urban: 6.4% of population, rural: 6.4% of population, total: 6.4% of population (2001 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico the average number of childbirth is 1.64 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Puerto Rico
The average age of the population is total: 39.5 years; male: 37.5 years, female: 41.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Puerto Rico it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Puerto Rico is -7.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see United States.
Is Puerto Rico a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Puerto Rico
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Puerto Rico density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Puerto Rico the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Puerto Rico the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Puerto Rico is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Puerto Rico? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Puerto Rico are periodic droughts; hurricanes.
More interesting facts about Puerto Rico
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Christopher COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self-government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status with the US, but the results of a 2012 vote left open the possibility of American statehood. Economic recession on the island has led to a net population loss since about 2005, as large numbers of residents moved to the US mainland. The trend has accelerated since 2010; in 2014, Puerto Rico experienced a net population loss to the mainland of 64,000, more than double the net loss of 26,000 in 2010..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Puerto Rico: none (territory of the US with commonwealth status).
The flag and other symbols of Puerto Rico
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, five equal horizontal bands of red (top, center, and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center; the white star symbolizes Puerto Rico; the three sides of the triangle signify the executive, legislative and judicial parts of the government; blue stands for the sky and the coastal waters; red symbolizes the blood shed by warriors, while white represents liberty, victory, and peace. Note: design initially influenced by the US flag, but similar to the Cuban flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican spindalis (bird), coqui (frog); national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of Puerto Rico
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Puerto Rico?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Puerto Rico is civil law system based on the Spanish civil code and within the framework of the US federal system.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Puerto Rico, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa consists of the Senate or Senado (27 seats; 16 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 11 at-large members directly elected by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms); the House of Representatives or Camara de Representantes (51 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held on 8 November 2016); House of Representatives - last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held on 8 November 2016)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPD 18, PNP 8, PIP 1; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPD 28, PNP 23note: Puerto Rico directly elects 1 member by simple majority vote to serve a 4-year term as a commissioner to the US House of Representatives; the commissioner can vote when serving on a committee and when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole House, but not when legislation is submitted for a “full floor” House vote; election of commissioner last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held on 8 November 2016).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Puerto Rico
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Puerto Rico the labor force is 1.139 million (December 2014 est). Please bear in mind that the population in Puerto Rico is total: 7.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 8.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Puerto Rico is 13.7% (December 2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Puerto Rico, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Puerto Rico the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Puerto Rico the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Puerto Rico
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Puerto Rico is; revenues: $9.086 billion, expenditures: $9.684 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 9% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Puerto Rico is 1 July - 30 June.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Puerto Rico
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.2% (2016 estimate), -0.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Puerto Rico is: $70.41 billion (2016 estimate), $71.1 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: chemicals, electronics, apparel, canned tuna, rum, beverage concentrates, medical equipment.
The most important export partners of Puerto Rico are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: chemicals, machinery and equipment, clothing, food, fish, petroleum products, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Puerto Rico
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Puerto Rico, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 1.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 1.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Puerto Rico, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Puerto Rico; modern system integrated with that of the US by high-capacity submarine cable and Intelsat with high-speed data capabilitydomestic: digital telephone system; mobile-cellular servicesinternational: country code - 1-787, 939; submarine cables provide connectivity to the US, Caribbean, Central and South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Puerto Rico
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Puerto Rico: 29 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Puerto Rico: total: 26,862 km (includes 454 km of expressways) (2012).
The total length of the waterways in Puerto Rico: N/A.
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Facts about Puerto Rico
Name of the country: conventional long form: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, conventional short form: Puerto Rico, etymology: Christopher COLUMBUS named the island San Juan Bautista (Saint John the Baptist) and the capital city and main port Cuidad de Puerto Rico (Rich Port City); over time, however, the names were shortened and transposed and the island came to be called Puerto Rico and its capital San Juan.
|Abbrevation: Puerto Rico||Geographic coordinates:
18 15 N, 66 30 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Puerto Rico: San Juan||GPS of the Capital:
18 28 N 66 07 W
|Position: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic|
|Land area: total: 13,791 sq km; land: 8,870 sq km, water: 4,921 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountains with coastal plain in north; precipitous mountains to the sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas
||Area comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island|
|Population: 3,578,056 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.54% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.83 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 0.91 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $70.41 billion (2016 estimate), $71.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $47.61 billion (2016 estimate), $49.71 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 93.6% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): SAN JUAN (capital) 2.463 million (2015)||Median age: total: 39.5 years; male: 37.5 years, female: 41.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.86 million. Percent of population: 79.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 813,106. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 23 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 3.205 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 89 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 13.7% (December 2014 estimate)||Nationality: Puerto Rican(s) (US citizens) adjective: Puerto Rican||National holidays: US Independence Day, 4 July (1776); Puerto Rico Constitution Day, 25 July (1952)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.4 years. Male: 75.8 years, female: 83.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.64 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 93.3%; male: 92.8%, female: 93.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Spanish civil code and within the framework of the US federal system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel, food products, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: -0.9% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -1.8% (2016 estimate) 0% (2015 estimate) -1.4% (2014 estimate)|
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