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Puerto Rico

pwer' to rE' kO, an island in the central West Indies


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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Facts and FiguresCommonwealth of Puerto Rico
Area 3,435 sq mi. Population 3,953,128. Capital San Juan. Form of Government Commonwealth of the United States.
Important Dates in Puerto RicoImportant Dates in Puerto Rico
1493 Discovered by Christopher Columbus. 1898 Ceded to the United States. 1952 Made a Commonwealth of the United States. 1967 Voted to remain a commonwealth.
Jose Munoz MarinLuis Muñoz Marín
became the first elected Governor of Puerto Rico in 1948 and went on to be re-elected to another three terms.
San JuanSan Juan
is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico, as well as the second-oldest European-founded city in the Americas.

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