Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico (pronounced /ˌpwɛrtə ˈriːkoʊ/ or /ˌpɔrtə ˈriːkoʊ/), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: “Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico” [literally, English: "Associated Free State of Puerto Rico"]), is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico is composed of 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 (Amoná). The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area and second smallest by population among the four Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico).

Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen, from Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name.  The terms boricua and borincano derive fromBorikén 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.”

Continue reading about Puerto Rico in Wikipedia’s Puerto Rico Portal

Area Metro

Cataño Waterfront

Fuerte San Felipe del Morro

Ocean Park

Area Este Central

Bahía Bioluminiscente Laguna Grande

Sun Bay

Playa Flamenco

Porta Caribe

Charco Azul

Museo Castillo Serrallés

Parque de Bombas

Portal del Sol

Zoológico Dr. Juan A. Rivero

Rincón Beaches & Surfing Hotspots

Crash Boat Beach

Area Norte Central

Observatorio de Arecibo

Isla de Cabras

Parque de las Cavernas del Río Camuy

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