Description: Detailed clear large map of Puerto Rico showing names of capital city, cities, islands, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
The Archipelago of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States and is located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean Sea. The Island is located to the west of the Virgin Islands of United States and Great Britain and towards the east of the Dominican Republic.
The archipelago contains the major island of Puerto Rico and other tiny islands like Culebra, Vieques and Mona. However the main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest in the Great Antilles as far as land area is concerned.
The approximate number of inhabitants on the islands amounts up to a staggering 3.6 million which makes it the fourth most populated island among others including Jamaica, Cuba and Hispaniola. San Juan is the largest city and the capital of Puerto Rico. The estimated land area of the island is about 13790 km2.
Out of this 13790 64 percent (8870 km2) is land and the rest 4921 km2 is water. The island of Puerto Rico is 180 kilometers wide from east to west at its widest point whereas it is 65 kilometers from top to bottom. The island is characterized by rocky and mountainous terrain with the coastal areas to the north and south.
The mountain range is called the Central Range or La Cordillera Central. The highest peak there is called Cerro de Punta and it measures to be 1339 meters high. El Yunque is the second highest peak of the island and the highest peak of the Sierra de Luquilo range located in the Yunque national forest. It measures up at 1065 meters.
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