Puerto Rico San Juan  

Key country data

Capital: San Juan
Area: 13.7 k km2
Population: 3.7 mln
Languages: Spanish, English
Currency: uses the U.S. Dollar (USD)
Voltage: 120V/60Hz, Plug type A/B
Time zone: UTC-4
Political system: Territory of US with commonwealth status
Main religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant


Puerto Rico island was settled by Spanish in early 1500s when they realized its value which was in the strategic location and deep natural habour. 

The Spanish made the city of San Juan into a military fortification to protect their interests in this part of the world.

Old San Juan and its forts have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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