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About Puerto Rico

Learn the basics and immerse yourself in the culture, history and warmth of Puerto Rico.

History

Travel back in time and learn about Puerto Rico's rich heritage. The timeline starts around the 15th century when Taíno Indians inhabited the island, right down to the present.

Geography

Puerto Rico is the smallest and most eastern of the Greater Antilles Islands which include, Cuba, Hispaniola (República Dominicana and Haiti), and Jamaica. Located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Economy

Puerto Rico is considered to have one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico's economy, once primarily agricultural, is now based overwhelmingly on services and manufacturing.

Government

The government of Puerto Rico, based on the formal republican system, is composed of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.


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Did You Know?

Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since 1898.