Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Spanish Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, self-governing island commonwealth of the West Indies, associated with the United States. The easternmost island of the Greater Antilles chain, it lies approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of the Dominican Republic, 40 miles (65 km) west of the Virgin Islands, and 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of the U.S. state of Florida.

Of Note:  The island has almost 300 miles of coastline and almost the same number of beaches. Puerto Rico has the largest shopping center in the Caribbean, Plaza Las Américas, and the largest rum factory in the world, Casa Bacardí. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. Forest System and is in Puerto Rico.  

Currency: US Dollar

Language: English, Spanish

Culture Name: Puerto Rican

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