Outline of Puerto Rico

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The location of Puerto Rico
Main article: Puerto Rico

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Puerto Rico:

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States of America located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands.[1] The commonwealth comprises 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. The main island of Puerto Rico is the least extensive but the third most populous of the four Greater Antilles: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen, from Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name.[2][3] The terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén 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."

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable map of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Geography of Puerto Rico[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Puerto Rico

Environment of Puerto Rico[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Puerto Rico

Natural geographic features of Puerto Rico[edit]

Regions of Puerto Rico[edit]

Ecoregions of Puerto Rico[edit]

Administrative divisions of Puerto Rico[edit]

Provinces of Puerto Rico[edit]
Districts of Puerto Rico[edit]
Municipalities of Puerto Rico[edit]

Demography of Puerto Rico[edit]

Government and politics of Puerto Rico[edit]

Politics of Puerto Rico

Branches of the government of Puerto Rico[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Puerto Rico[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Puerto Rico[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Puerto Rico[edit]

Foreign relations of Puerto Rico[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Puerto Rico[edit]

Main article: Law of Puerto Rico

Military of Puerto Rico[edit]

Local government in Puerto Rico[edit]

History of Puerto Rico[edit]

Culture of Puerto Rico[edit]

Art in Puerto Rico[edit]


Sports in Puerto Rico[edit]

Main article: Sports in Puerto Rico

Economy and infrastructure of Puerto Rico[edit]

Education in Puerto Rico[edit]

Infrastructure of Puerto Rico[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Puerto Rico". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 7, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Allatson, Paul. Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies, p. 47. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-4051-0250-0.
  3. ^ Dictionary: Taino Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean Retrieved: February 21, 2008. (Based on the encyclopedia "Clásicos de Puerto Rico", 2nd. edition. Ed. Cayetano Coll y Toste. Publisher: Ediciones Latinoamericanas, S.A., 1972.).

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican government
United States government
United Nations (U.N.) Declaration on Puerto Rico
Country, Regions and territories profiles