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Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island that is a self-governing commonwealth of the United States of America. Located in the Caribbean Sea to the east of the Dominican Republic and west of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico lies on a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal, the Mona Passage.

Puerto Rico has a tropical marine climate, which is mild and has little seasonal temperature variation. Temperatures range from 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C), and tend to be lower at night and up in the mountains. Year round trade winds take part in ensuring the sub tropical climate. The average annual temperature is 26°C (80°F). Rainfall is abundant along the north coast and in the highlands, but light along the south coast. Hurricane season spans between June and November, where rain showers occur once a day, almost every day. Periodic droughts sometimes affect the island.

Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous, although there is a coastal plain belt in the north. The mountains precipitous to the sea on the west coast. There are sandy beaches along most of the coast. There are many small rivers about the island and the high central mountains ensure the land is well watered, although the south coast is relatively dry. The coastal plain belt in the north is fertile. Puerto Rico's highest point is at Cerro de Punta, which is 1,338 m above sea level.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Latin America
Population 579.2 million
Highest Altitude 6,960 m
Cerro Aconcagua, Argentina 22,835 ft
Lowest Altitude -105 m
Laguna del Carbón, Argentina -344 ft
Lowest Temperature -32.0 °C
Santa Bárbara, Mexico (1999) -25.6 °F
Highest Temperature 52.0 °C
Mexicali, Mexico (1995) 125.6 °F

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