Fort San Felipe del Morro
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States with self-governing status, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands territory.
It has tourist offerings for every taste. Many people from outside come enthusiastically interested in learning business opportunities and investment they have in Puerto Rico.
- Official Name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- Languages: Spanish and English (Officials)
- Capital: San Juan (founded in 1508)
- Population: 3,654,978
- Internet Penetration: 83.40%
- Internet Users: 3,047,311
- Internet Country Code: .pr
- Ethnic Groups: White 80.5%, Black Race 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, Other 15%
- Total Area: 9,104 km2
- Mobile Lines: 84%
- Political Division: 78 municipalities
- Currency: Dollar
- PIB per Capita (USD): $21,233
San Juan, from “Saint John the Baptist” is the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico; also known as the “Walled City”. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico (“Rich Port City”).
Puerto Rico’s capital is the second oldest European-established city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city’s former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro, Fort San Cristobal, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.
Bayamon is a municipality of Puerto Rico located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas and Comerio; south of Toa Baja and Cataño; west of Guaynabo; and east of Toa Alta and Naranjito. Bayamon is spread over 12 districts and Bayamon Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Carolina is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; it lies north of Gurabo and Juncos; east of Trujillo Alto and San Juan; and west of Canovanas and Loiza. Carolina is spread over 12 districts plus Carolina Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Carolina is a short distance from San Juan.
Along with San Juan, Bayamon, Guaynabo, Cataño, Toa Baja and Trujillo Alto it forms part of the island’s metropolitan area; highly industrialized and populated. Among the factories that account include those that produce electronic machinery, scientific instruments, metal containers, electrical equipment, clothing, pharmaceuticals, plastics, chemicals, chewing gum and others. In the past, when its economy was agricultural, the main crop was sugar cane.