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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Joannes est nomen eius" (Latin)
"John is his name"
Anthem: 
Projection of the Caribbean Sea with Puerto Rico in green
StatusUnincorporated territory
Capital
and largest city
San Juan
18°27′N66°6′W / 18.450°N 66.100°W / 18.450; -66.100
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym
Sovereign stateUnited States
GovernmentUnincorporated territory of the United States[b]
 - PresidentBarack Obama
 - GovernorAlejandro García Padilla
 - Resident CommissionerPedro Pierluisi
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Territory within the United States
 - Cession from SpainDecember 10, 1898 
 - Jones–Shafroth ActMarch 2, 1917 
 - Commonwealth ConstitutionJuly 25, 1952 
Area
 - Total9,104 km2 (169th)
3,515 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.6
Population
 - 2014 estimate3,548,397[2] (130th)
 - Density418/km2 (29th)
1,082/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$127 billion[3] (72nd)
 - Per capita$34,527[4] (29th)
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$103.5 billion[5] (60th)
 - Per capita$23,678[5] (44th)
Gini (2011)53.1[6]
high
HDI (2012)0.865[7]
very high ·29th
CurrencyUnited States dollar ($) (USD)
Time zoneAtlantic(UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-4)
Drives on theright
Calling code+1-787, +1-939
ISO 3166 codePR
Internet TLD.pr
a.^ "The Star-Spangled Banner" serves as the national anthem for the United States of America, and its territories.
b.^ The government of Puerto Rico is a republican form of government.[8]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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