Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Postcard from the West Indies: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

The United States acquired the island from Spain in 1898. Puerto Rico is a territory (Commonwealth) of the United States of America and Puerto Ricans have common citizenship, currency and defense. Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, residents of Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax, nor can they vote in presidential elections. Over 2 million Puerto Ricans live in the United States, primarily in the northeast.

Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous with large coastal areas in the north and south. The 3.966 million people that inhabit the island of Puerto Rico make it one of the most densely populated islands in the world.

In Puerto Rico US stamps are used.


Jocelyn said...

I am so jealous! LOL I LOVE that card ^_~

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