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Map Of Puerto Rico: discover the Caribbean Island

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Explore the map of Puerto Rico and discover the tropical charm of the ‘Big Island .Puerto Rico offers a fascinating mix of natural, historical, and cultural attractions. The island’s magnificent stretches of deserted beaches are some of the best in the Caribbean.

Use this map to locate the rain forests, coffee plantations, beachfront villas, and Del Monte pineapples. Find out what makes this island a popular spot for vacationers worldwide.

Puerto Rico Map

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Is Puerto Rico part of the U.S.?

No. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, not a state. The Constitution of Puerto Rico defines the island as a Special Municipality of the United States: “The political relationship between Puerto Rico and the U.S. will be based on the U.S.’s Constitutional principles, represented by the President and Congress of the United States.”

Does Puerto Ricans have U.S. citizenship?

Yes. Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States. Their citizenship was legally recognized by Congress during the U.S. occupation of the island, beginning in 1898. Today, Puerto Ricans have all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, with the sole exception that they do not vote in presidential elections because Puerto Rico does not have electoral votes

Where is Puerto Rico located from the United States?

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Puerto Rico is a tropical island situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles southeast Florida. It’s also a U.S. territory rich in culture and abundant in attractions, making it an ideal destination for leisure and business travel.

Cities of the island 

Adjuntas, Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamon, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Carolina, Cayey, Centro Puntas, Coamo, Comerio, Corozal, Ensenada, Esperanza, Fajardo, Guayama, Humacao, Isabela, Juncos, Manati, Maunabo, Mayaguez, Naguabo, Orocovis, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rio Grande, San German, San Juan, San Lorenzo, San Sebastian, Santa Isabel, Segunda, Utuado, Vega Baja and Yauco.

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Puerto Rico Municipalities & Their Corresponding Numbers
1 Aguadilla 40 Las Piedras
2 Isabela 41 Naguabo
3 Quebradillas 42 Ceiba
4 Camuy 43 Anasco
5 Hatillo 44 Mayaguez
6 Arecibo 45 Las Marias
7 Barceloneta 46 Maricao
8 Florida 47 Adjuntas
9 Manati 48 Jayuya
10 Vega Baja 49 Orocovis
11 Vega Alta 50 Barranquitas
12 Dorado 51 Comerio
13 Toa Baja 52 Cidra
14 Catano 53 San Lorenzo
15 Bayamon 54 Humacao
16 Guaynabo 55 Cabo Rojo
17 San Juan 56 Hormigueros
18 Trujillo Alto 57 San German
19 Carolina 58 Sabana Grande
20 Loiza 59 Lajas
21 Canovanas 60 Guanica
22 Rio Grande 61 Yauco
23 Luquillo 62 Guayanilla
24 Fajardo 63 Penuelas
25 Rincon 64 Ponce
26 Aguada 65 Juana Diaz
27 Moca 66 Villalba
28 San Sebastian 67 Coamo
29 Lares 68 Aibonito
30 Utuado 69 Cayey
31 Ciales 70 Santa Isabel
32 Morovis 71 Salinas
33 Corozal 72 Guayama
34 Toa Alta 73 Arroyo
35 Naranjito 74 Patillas
36 Aguas Buenas 75 Maunabo
37 Caguas 76 Yabucoa
38 Gurabo 77 Vieques
39 Juncos 78 Culebra

Puerto Rico Locations: 

Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Isla Caja de Muertos, Isla de Culebra, Isla Desecheo, Isla Mona, Isla Vieques, Mona Passage and Sonda de Vieques.

Natural Resources: 

The Natural Resources found in Puerto Rico are: Gold, Clay, Copper, Limestone, Salt, and Coal. In the 1940’s there was a story about four brothers from Hatillo, who allegedly had discovered a cave near their hometown in which they found immense amounts of gold, copper and silver.

These brothers supposedly kept this discovery a secret for some time until they decided to unveil the information to their priest.

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Natural Hazards 

Hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes and tsunamis are the natural hazards in Puerto Rico.

Environmental Issues In Puerto Rico 

An environmental issue for Puerto Rico is erosion. The islands also experience the occasional drought, which can cause water shortages.

 

P.S.: Some information were taken from Geology

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