Puerto Rico – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Area          total: 9,104 sq km        land: 8,959 sq km        water: 145 sq km

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

Ethnic groups: white (mostly Spanish origin) 80.5%, black 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, mixed and other 10.9%

Capital: San Juan, population – 450000

Largest Cities 

        Ponce – 200,000        Mayaguez – 105,000        Arecibo – 105,000

Official Language: Spanish, English

Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%

Political Status: US territory

GDP: purchasing power parity – $68.95 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $17,700 (2004 est.)


Annual growth:
0.47% (2005 est.) 

GDP – composition by sector
        agriculture: 1%

        industry: 45%        services: 54% (2002 est.)

Inflation: 6.5% (2003 est.) 

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