Where is pr: Where is Puerto Rico Located?

Where is Puerto Rico on the Map? Where is Puerto Rico Located

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, It lies approximately 40 miles (65 km) west of the Virgin Islands, 50 miles (80 km) east of the Dominican Republic and 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of the U.S. state of Florida.

Location Map of Puerto Rico

Where is Puerto Rico Located?

Puerto Rico, officially Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, It is located on the continent of North America, in between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands. The capital and largest city is San Juan. Puerto Rico covers an area of 3,515 sq mi (9,104 km2), with popuation of 3,285,874 as of 2020 U.S. census.

Puerto Rico follows the Republican form of government. That is based on the American model, with a separation of powers. The government of Puerto Rico is under the authority and control of United States. The government of Puerto Rico consists of three branches viz the executive branch, legislative branch and the judicial branch. The governor serves as the leader of the executive branch. The legislative branch is composed of Senate and House of Representatives. The speaker of the house leads the House of Representatives, while the president leads the senate. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico is the head of the judicial branch.

One of Latin America and the Caribbean’s most competitive and dynamic economies has been Puerto Rico. The economy of Puerto Rico is based on manufacturing like pharmaceuticals, textiles, petrochemicals, and electronics, followed by services such as finance, insurance, real estate, and tourism.

Puerto Rico has everything you could possibly want in a sunny Caribbean vacation resort. All types of beach lovers, from couples and families to dedicated surfers, are attracted to the stunning palm-lined beaches, some of which have mild, quiet waters lapping the golden sand and others that have tremendous waves and renowned surf breaks. Puerto Rico is a complicated island with a clear American influence on top of the Spanish Caribbean culture. With its American brand restaurants and other luxuries connected to the mainland USA, San Juan makes this particularly clear. If you travel deeper, you will come across charming towns, tiny villages, stunning islands, caverns, and a rough rocky interior. Some of the tourist destinations are Castillo de San Cristobal, El Yunque National Forest, El Morro Fort, Old San Juan, Culebra Island, Vieques and Bioluminescent Bay, Catedral de San Juan Bautista, Cayo Icacos, Luquillo Beach and so on.

Puerto Rico Facts

Continent North America
Sovereign State United States
Before annexation Captaincy General of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Coordinates 18.2208° N, 66.5901° W
Location Northeastern Caribbean Sea
Cession from Spain 11 April 1899
Current constitution 25 July 1952
Capital and largest city San Juan
Official languages Spanish, English
Total Area 9,104 km2 (3,515 sq mi)
Water (%) 1. 6
Population (2020 census) 3,285,874
Population Density 350.8/km2 (908.6/sq mi) (39th)
Currency United States dollar (US$) (USD)
Time zone UTC-04:00 (AST)
Ethnic groups (2010) 75.8% White, 12.4% Black, 3.3% Two or more races
.0.5% American Indian & Alaskan Native,0.2% Asian
0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.8% Other
Demonym(s) Puerto Rican
Government Devolved presidential constitutional dependency
Highest elevation 4,390 ft (1,340 m)
Driving side right
Calling code 1 (787), +1 (939)
USPS abbreviation PR
ISO 3166 code PR, US-PR
GDP (PPP) (2021 estimate) $112.273 billion[6] (88th)
Gini (2011) 53.1 high
HDI (2015) 0. 845 very high — Rank 40th
Airport Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina,
Mercedita Airport in Ponce,
and the Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla
Puerto Rico Ports San Juan Port , Port of the Americas in Ponce
Road Freeways, Expressways, and Highways
Internet TLD .pr
Website https://www.usa.gov/state-government/puerto-rico

Puerto Rico Where to Visit

The top attractions to visit in Puerto Rico are:

Castillo San Felipe del Morro Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Arecibo Observatory Black Sand Beach
El Yunque National Forest Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Cueva del Indio Cave Mar Chiquita Beach
Flamenco Beach El Yunque Isla Palominos Faro Los Morrillos
Castillo de San Cristóbal Crash Boat Beach Casa BACARDÍ Puerto Rico Cascada Gozalandia
Sitio Histórico de San Juan Cayo Icacos Playa Sucia Balneario del Escambrón
Bahía Bioluminiscente Cueva Ventana Parque de Bombas Playa Jobos

Last Updated: September 17, 2021

Puerto Rico Pictures and Facts

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El Yunque National Forest is one of the most diverse in the U.S. national forest system with 183 animal species and 225 tree species.

El Yunque National Forest is one of the most diverse in the U.S. national forest system with 183 animal species and 225 tree species.

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  • Official name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Nickname: La Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment) 
  • Type of territory: Organized, unincorporated territory of the United States 
  • Capital: San Juan 
  • Population (as of 2020): 3,355,911
  • Location: Puerto Rico is located on the continent of North America, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.
  • Official languages: Spanish and English


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Map by Martin Walz

The Taíno people have lived on the island of Puerto Rico since around 1200, and they still live there today. They called the island Borikén, which some historians think meant “island of crabs” or perhaps “land of the brave.”

When Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493, he made the island a colony of Spain by royal decree, and he called it San Juan Bautista in honor of John the Baptist, a Christian prophet. Then in 1508, the island’s first governor, Juan Ponce de León, changed the name to Puerto Rico, which means “rich port” in the Spanish language. That’s because gold and treasures from the Americas went through Puerto Rico before sailing to Europe. Around that time, slave traders forced African people to the island to build forts and work on farms.

Puerto Rico came under United States rule after Spain lost the Spanish-American War in 1898. Then in 1917, the island became a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans were given U.S. citizenship when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act.

Although Puerto Rico is not a state, residents use the U.S. dollar and services like the U.S. Postal Service. U.S. citizens—including Puerto Ricans—don’t need passports to travel between Puerto Rico and the mainland United States.


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It’s often called an island, but Puerto Rico is actually an archipelago, which is a string of islands. Only three are inhabited: the main island of Puerto Rico and two islands named Vieques (pronounced vee-EH-kez) and Culebra (koo-LAY-bra).

The land was created by a now-extinct volcano that began erupting about 190 million years ago. The main island has a mountain range, La Cordillera (koor-day-YEH-rah) Central, that runs east to west. At 4,389 feet (four times the height of the Eiffel Tower), Cerro de Punta in the central town of Jayuya (HA-yuh-yah) is the highest point on the island.

Puerto Rico is a tropical habitat with warm weather year-round and has the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. national forest system, El Yunque (YUHN-kay) National Forest. It’s one of the smallest national forests in the United States, but it’s also one of the most diverse, holding 183 animal species and 225 tree species (23 of which are found only in this area). Although the main island is just about 110 miles long and 35 miles wide, it holds a rainforest, a dry forest in Guánica, and hundreds of rivers and waterfalls.

One of the island’s most famous wildlife residents is the coquí (koh-KEE), a dime-size frog thats name comes from the sound it makes. The island also has around 320 bird species, including the emerald hummingbird (which lives nowhere else) and the Puerto Rican parrot.

Coquí frog photography by Neftalí Rios


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Puerto Ricans’ heritage is a mix of Taíno Indian, African, and European (mostly Spanish)—and the island’s food reflects this. The Taíno people farmed yuca (a potato-like vegetable), African people brought plantains (sort of like bananas), and the Spanish brought rice. Popular dishes include lechón (roasted pork, pronounced lay-CHON), rice and beans, mofongo (which is mashed fried plantains), and fried fritters such as empanadas and alcapurrias (al-kah-POO-ree-as). Tropical fruits such a pineapple, guava, mangoes, passion fruit, and tamarind are used in sweet and savory dishes.

The capital of San Juan and its surrounding towns, located on the northern coast, is the most populated area of Puerto Rico. (If Puerto Rico was a state, it would be more populous than 20 other U.S. states, as of 2020 population data.)

Mofongo photograph by Yulia-Bogdanova / Getty Images


Puerto Rico is not a state or a country but an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. That means it has its own government—Puerto Ricans elect their own governor and members of their Senate and House of Representatives to make laws. But it also means that that not all of the U.S. Constitution automatically applies to Puerto Rico residents. (In 1950 Puerto Rico became a commonwealth, meaning it has its own constitution.) They can’t vote for the president of the United States, but they do vote for a representative called the Resident Commissioner. This person can’t vote on U.S. laws, but instead speaks on behalf of Puerto Rican interests, sponsor bills, and participates in congressional committees.

The Spanish name for the status of Puerto Rico, Estado Libre y Asociado (hes-TA-do LEE-bray ee ah-so-SEE-ah-do), meaning “free and associated state,” represents the relationship with the United States. However, Puerto Ricans have voted six times between 1967 and 2020 on what they want the status of Puerto Rico to be: a U.S. state, an independent nation, or a territory. In 2020 the majority of voters chose to become a state—but the final decision to grant statehood lies with the U. S. Congress.

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Left: Flag

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Right: United States dollar

Photograph by AP Images, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Fun Stuff

• Famous Puerto Ricans include singer Ricky Martin, baseball player Roberto Clemente, and actor Benicio del Toro (DJ from Star Wars: The Last Jedi). The creator of the popular musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was born to Puerto Rican parents, as was singer Jennifer Lopez.

• La Fortaleza, a fort in Old San Juan (the historic part of the capital), was built in the 1500s to protect the island from foreign invaders such as English and Dutch explorers. Today it’s a tourist attraction and includes a mansion where the governor lives.

• San Juan is the oldest continuously inhabited city in a U.S. territory.

• Puerto Rico has three bioluminescent bays: Cabezas (kah-BEH-zahs) de San Juan, La Parguera (par-GHEH-rah), and Mosquito Bay in Vieques. These rare places have tiny organisms that glow when they move.

• More people of Puerto Rican origin (an estimated 5.6 million) live in the mainland United States than in Puerto Rico.

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Programming OWEN PR is possible only with the help of programming kit PR-KP10 or PR-KP20. One kit can be used to program an unlimited number of devices in the line.

It is not possible to write a program to the instrument without the PR-CP.

PR-KPx kit includes:

  • Converter PR-KP10 or PR-KP20 (does not require external power supply).
  • KS5 cable for connection to PC COM port (for PR-KP10) or USB 2.0 type A-B (for PR-KP20).
  • Cable KS8 for connection to OWEN PR.

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Control DC distribution cabinet SHROT Description, characteristics, order form.

Distribution points of the PR-8501 series are designed for input and distribution of electrical energy and protection of electrical installations in case of overloads and short circuit currents, for infrequent (up to 6 switching on per day) operational switching on and off of electrical circuits and starts of asynchronous motors.

Distribution points PR -8501 are classified according to the rated current of the input device, electrical circuits, design (in a niche, wall, floor). In addition, the product designs provide for two types of cable entry (top or bottom).
7 — distribution of electricity using automatic
DC switches

3 — Serial number in this series

4 — Execution by type of installation:

1 — recessed;
2 — mounted;
3 — floor;

5 — Distribution point scheme number according to table. 1 of the catalog

6 — Degree of protection of the sheath according to GOST 14254

2 — IP54, entry from above with a cable with rubber and plastic insulation;
4 — IP54, bottom entry with rubber and plastic insulated cable;
6 — IP54 bottom entry with paper insulated cable.
1 — IP21, top entry with rubber and plastic insulated cable;
3 — IP21, bottom entry with rubber and plastic insulated cable;
5 — IP21, bottom entry with paper insulated cable.

7 — Climatic version and placement category according to GOST 15150 and GOST 15543.1 — U3, U2, UHL3, T2, T3.

8 — The presence of the letter B — with a voltmeter, the absence of the letter B — without a voltmeter0003

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indicate the setting for the operating current of the electromagnetic release; the input switch can be installed with an independent release. In the order, you must specify the type of current and voltage, and in case of alternating current, the frequency of the independent release).

The following switches are used as distribution (feeder) switches in cabinets: VA57-35 (VA57F35), VA57-31, VA21-29 (single-pole).

At the request of the customer, other switches with similar characteristics, both domestic and foreign, can be installed in the cabinets.

Classification PR-8503, PR-8703:

  • input distribution (with input switches) for currents from 160 to 630 A;
  • distribution (without input switch) for currents up to 250 A.

Surge short-circuit current busbars — 50 kA.

Insulation of the wire of internal connections — not less than 600 V.

Rated duty — continuous.

Rated current — up to 500 A.


Items PR-8503 and PR-8703 are made:

  • floor version with floor fixing;
  • recessed version.
  • Cabinets PR-8503, PR-8703 are manufactured on the basis of a unified welded metal structure of a front maintenance cabinet. Inside the case, on the back wall, a metal panel is installed with a set of circuit breakers according to the diagram.

    To ground the equipment, a galvanized steel plate or a grounding bracket is mounted in the cabinet. For grounding outside, on the left wall, there is a grounding boss. Grounding points
    are marked.

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