Travel Information for Puerto Rico
Time zone:GMT -4 (Atlantic standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Spanish, English
Currency: US dollar (USD)

1 = $1.11, £1 = $1.32

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.prInternational Dialling Code:    1787

For help planning your trip to Puerto Rico including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Puerto Rico trip planning page.

Further information on Puerto Rico

Discover more about Puerto Rico - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of puerto_rico

Total area: 13,790 sq km (4,921 sq km under water)

Coastline: 501 km (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Cerro de Punta (1,339m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Puerto Rico from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo Data -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 31/174
Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of United States of America

Population: 3,620,897     Density: 262.5 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: white (mostly Spanish origin) 76.2%, black 6.9%, Asian 0.3%, Amerindian 0.2%, mixed 4.4%, other 12% (2007)

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

GDP (PPP): $64.84 billion       GDP per capita: $16,300

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.