Puerto Rico

Tropical Paradise

Capital

San Juan

Major Cities

  • Bayamón
  • Carolina

History

Puerto Rico was controlled by Spain and is now controlled by the United States. In result of being controlled by the U.S., Puerto Rico has not gained independence.

Official Languages

Spanish and English

Geography

Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and is east of the Dominican Republic

Physical Features

This tropical island is vastly covered with mountains which takes up about 60% of the island. The Cordillera Central mountain chain extends across the interior of Puerto Rico. The longest river in Puerto Rico is Grande de Arecibo stretching to the northern coast. The island's coastal lowlands extend 8-12 miles inward north and 2-8 miles south.

Type of Government

Commonwealth

Leaders:

  • President Barack H. Obama (Chief of State)
  • Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (Head of Government)

Relationship With Other Countries

Puerto Rico is not on good terms with the Dominican Republic because there is a lot of illegal immigration from that island to Puerto Rico.

Currency

The U.S. Dollar

Economic System

Capitalism

Imported Goods

  • Chemicals
  • Machinery/Equipment
  • Clothing
  • Food:fish
  • Petroleum Products

Where Are The Goods Imported From?

  • United States
  • Netherlands
  • Dominican Republic
  • United Kingdom

Exported Goods

  • Chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Apparel
  • Canned Tuna
  • Rum
  • Beverage Concentrates
  • Medical Equipment

Where Are The Goods Exported?

To the U.S.

Tourist Information

Reasons for Visting

Puerto Rico should be visited because it has a nice location, has very rich history, and a warm atmosphere.

Tourist Attractions

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El Yunque National Rainforest