Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

[pwer-tuh ree-koh, pwer-toh, pawr-tuh, pohr-; Spanish pwer-taw ree-kaw]
an island in the central West Indies: a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 3435 sq. mi. (8895 sq. km). Capital: San Juan. Abbreviation: P.R., PR
Formerly (until 1932) Porto Rico.

Puerto Rican, adjective, noun
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Puerto Rico (ˈpwɜːtəʊ ˈriːkəʊ, ˈpwɛə-)
Former name (until 1932): Porto Rico, PR an autonomous commonwealth (in association with the US) occupying the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean: one of the most densely populated areas in the world; ceded by Spain to the US in 1899. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Juan. Pop: 3 897 000 (2004 est). Area: 9104 sq km (3515 sq miles)

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Puerto Rico [(pwer-tuh, pawr-tuh ree-koh)]

Island in the Caribbean Sea, southeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital and largest city is San Juan.

Note: Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. Citizens of Puerto Rico are also American citizens but do not vote in federal elections and do not pay federal taxes on their local earnings.
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