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Outline of Puerto Rico

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Outline of Puerto Rico

The location of Puerto Rico

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Puerto Rico:

The unincorporated territory of the United States of America located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.[1] The commonwealth comprises an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands and keys, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the least extensive but the third most populous of the four Greater Antilles: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen, from Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name.[2][3] The terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén and Borinquen respectively, and are commonly used to identify someone of Puerto Rican heritage. The island is also popularly known as "La Isla del Encanto", which translated means "The Island of Enchantment."

General reference

An enlargeable map of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Geography of Puerto Rico

An enlargeable basic map of Puerto Rico

Environment of Puerto Rico

An enlargeable satellite image of Puerto Rico

Natural geographic features of Puerto Rico

Regions of Puerto Rico

Ecoregions of Puerto Rico

Administrative divisions of Puerto Rico

Provinces of Puerto Rico
Districts of Puerto Rico
Municipalities of Puerto Rico

Demography of Puerto Rico

Government and politics of Puerto Rico

Main article: Government of Puerto Rico and Politics of Puerto Rico

Branches of the government of Puerto Rico

Executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico

Legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico

Judicial branch of the government of Puerto Rico

Foreign relations of Puerto Rico

International organization membership

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Puerto Rico

Military of Puerto Rico

Local government in Puerto Rico

History of Puerto Rico

Culture of Puerto Rico

Art in Puerto Rico

Sports in Puerto Rico

Economy and infrastructure of Puerto Rico

Education in Puerto Rico

Infrastructure of Puerto Rico

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Allatson, Paul. Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies, p. 47. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-4051-0250-0.
  3. ^ Dictionary: Taino Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean Retrieved: February 21, 2008. (Based on the encyclopedia "Clásicos de Puerto Rico", 2nd. edition. Ed. Cayetano Coll y Toste. Publisher: Ediciones Latinoamericanas, S.A., 1972.).

External links

Puerto Rican government
  • Official website (Spanish)
United States government
  • Application of the U.S. Constitution in U.S. Insular Areas
United Nations (U.N.) Declaration on Puerto Rico
  • U.N. Decolonization Committee's press release on what it deems as the colonial political status of Puerto Rico
Country, Regions and territories profiles
  • BBC Territory profile
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica profile
  • CIA - The World Factbook
  • Puerto Rico travel guide from Wikivoyage
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