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.
Spanish and English
Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and is east of the Dominican Republic
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
- 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.
The U.S. Dollar
- Petroleum Products
Where Are The Goods Imported From?
- United States
- Dominican Republic
- United Kingdom
- Canned Tuna
- Beverage Concentrates
- Medical Equipment
Where Are The Goods Exported?
To the U.S.
Reasons for Visting
Puerto Rico should be visited because it has a nice location, has very rich history, and a warm atmosphere.
This cool picture is displaying kayaking in the Bioluminescent Bay (Vieques)
Sight-seeing in El Morro is a very popular tourist attraction.
Luqillo is a beautiful beach that is family friendly.
El Yunque National Rainforest