Puerto Rico

A must see country

San Juan

San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de León, who named it City of Puerto Rico (Rich Port). The capital of Puerto Rico is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction, but some people argue than St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 is the oldest city in the continental United States.

Major Cities

San Juan, Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce, and Caguas


Puerto Rico was controlled by the US, but later gained their independence in 1898.

Official language


Puerto Rico Flag

Flag of Puerto Rico. Five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue (tone of blue may vary) isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center. The flag of Puerto Rico represents and symbolizes the island of Puerto Rico and its people.

Geographical Information

Puerto Rico Location

Puerto Rico is located in the continent of the Caribbean

Physical Features

There is an Archipelago between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. And the most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Their is also 15 forests in Puerto Rico.

Political Information

Type of Government

Puerto Rico has a Republic government.

Puerto Rico's Leader

Puerto Rico's leader is Alejandro Garcia Padilla.

Economic Information


Puerto Rico's currency is US dollars.

Economic System

Puerto Rico's economic system is capitalism.

Tourist Information

Why should people visit?

There is no passport required to go there because Puerto Rico is in US Territory.

What should Tourists do?

The tourists should go and see San Juan the capital of Puerto Rico because of their beautiful beaches, food and their amazing sites! They should also think about going to The El Tonque Rain Forest and Flamenco Beach.

Fun Facts


-Cia World Factbook