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South America, Central America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico

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Island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. Officially known as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (a self-governing entity in association with the United States), it includes the offshore islands of Mona, Vieques, and Culebra. The capital and largest city is San Juan.

Puerto Rico Online Encylopedia


Designed to introduce students and the Puerto Rican Diaspora to elements of national culture, this online encyclopedia provides a solid starting point for language students or lower-division undergraduates researching the Caribbean island and unincorporated US territory. 

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