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general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Puerto Rico
country code ISO: PR //; - FIPS: RQ
location: Central America, West Indies, Caribbean, Greater Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 9104 sq.km = 3515 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 18° N / East: 65° W / West: 67° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea
climate: tropical Caribbean
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: commonwealth associated with the USA
capital: San Juan
administrative division: municipio (78)
Population
population according to the latest census (2000-04): 3808,610
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 3915,798; or: 3920,000 /-; 2001: 3847,000
population density: 418 per sq.km = 1084 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,9% //; - doubling time: 69 years
birth rate: 17 per 1000
death rate: 8 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 11 per 1000
life expectancy: 74 years (male: 70; female: 78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 26% //; - 15-59 years: 60 //; - 60+ years: 14%
urbanisation: 67% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: white 80,5%; black 8%; Asian 0,2; Native American 0,4%; other 3,8%
languages: Spanish, English (both official)
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 74%; Protestant 5%; other 19%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 97%
people per physician: 349
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 94% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 3,7%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 6700 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: 2%
income: USD 9800 per capita
import: USD 15387 per capita //; - export: USD 21051 per capita
trade: USD 10 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: US VE JP DR VI GB NL
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 37%
unemployment: 10%
tourism: 3 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 9 - 14% //; - grass land: 26 - 38% //; - wooded area: 16 - 20% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 4% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 1%
agricultural products: milk, poultry, vegetables, coffee, beef, pork, fruit, eggs, sugar, plantains, pineapples, tomatoes, mangos, bananas
livestock (1000s): cattle: 390 / goats: 16 / pigs: 118 / poultry: 12500 / sheep: 9
fish catch: 2107 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 19% //; - part of industry in GDP: 41%
industrial products: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery, electrical equipment, food products, apparel
mining products: crushed stone
CO2 emission per capita: 4,6
services: labour force: 78% //; - part of services in GDP: 58%
energy use (kg per capita): 2000
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 14379, or 23140 km //; - of which paved: 87 - 100% //; - of which are motorways: 0? km
vehicles: 366 per 1000
railways: 96 km //; - railways passenger/km: ?
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 321 - 333 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 666 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 311 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 184 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Cerro de Punta 1338 m, Mt. Guilarte 1205, [nameless] peak? 1079, El Toro 1074, El Yunque 1065
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): Lago de Guajataca, Lago Caonillas, Lago Dos Bocas, Lago Patillas, Lago Carite
lakes (artificial reservoirs): Lago Carraízo
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Río Grande de Manati and many more relatively short rivers to drain the mountain slopes
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: Vieques, Culebra, Isla Mona
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
flower: Maga / bird: Reinita / tree: Ceiba / national anthem: La Borinqueña / motto: Joannes Est Nomen Eius
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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