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Puerto Rico    Introduction Top of Page
Background: Discovered by Columbus in 1493, the island was ceded by Spain to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. A popularly elected governor has served since 1948. In plebiscites held in 1967 and 1993, voters chose to retain commonwealth status.

 

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Geography of Puerto Rico - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Puerto Rico

People of Puerto Rico - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Puerto Rico

Government and Politics in Puerto Rico - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Puerto Rico.

Economy of Puerto Rico - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Puerto Rico

Communications in Puerto Rico - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Puerto Rico

Transportation in Puerto Rico - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Puerto Rico

Military of Puerto Rico - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Puerto Rico

Transnational Issues of Puerto Rico - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Puerto Rico

Maps of Puerto Rico - Discover a detailed map of Puerto Rico

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