|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)|
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.
Latin punctum remotum (far point)