Puerto Rico

The flag of Puerto Rico

President: Obama

Head of government: Governor Anibal ACEVEDO-VILA (since 2 January 2005)

Government System: Commonwealth

Capital City: San Juan

Population: 3,916,632 (July 2005 est.)

Climate: Tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation.

Internet Users: 600,000 (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 1,211,111 (2001)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 94.1%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 78.29 years

Natural Resources: Some copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil.

Industries: Pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel, food products, tourism

Agricultural Products: Sugarcane, coffee, pineapples, plantains, bananas, livestock products, chickens

Export Partners: US 90.3%, UK 1.6%, Netherlands 1.4%, Dominican Republic 1.4% (2002 est.).

Import Partners: US 55.0%, Ireland 23.7%, Japan 5.4% (2002 est.)

Currency: US dollar (USD)

Flag Description: Five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white, five-pointed star in the center; design initially influenced by the US flag, but similar to the Cuban flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/rq.html


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