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Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
Geographic coordinates: 18° 15' N, 66° 30' W
Coastline km: 501 km km
Climate: tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Cerro de Punta 1,339 m
Natural hazards: periodic droughts; hurricanes
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 3,927,188 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Spanish, English
Capital: San Juan
Divisions: none (territory of the US with commonwealth status); there are no first-order administrative divisions, but there are 78 municipalities (municipios, singular - municipio) at the second order; Adjuntas, Aguada, Aguadilla, Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Anasco, Arecibo, Arroyo, Barceloneta, Barranquitas, Bayamon, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Camuy, Canovanas, Carolina, Catano, Cayey, Ceiba, Ciales, Cidra, Coamo, Comerio, Corozal, Culebra, Dorado, Fajardo, Florida, Guanica, Guayama, Guayanilla, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Hatillo, Hormigueros, Humacao, Isabela, Jayuya, Juana Diaz, Juncos, Lajas, Lares, Las Marias, Las Piedras, Loiza, Luquillo, Manati, Maricao, Maunabo, Mayaguez, Moca, Morovis, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Penuelas, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincon, Rio Grande, Sabana Grande, Salinas, San German, San Juan, San Lorenzo, San Sebastian, Santa Isabel, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Utuado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Vieques, Villalba, Yabucoa, Yauco
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By embermoon , 28 Mar
No place - I haven't come across any location having more accurate and better weather conditions then puerto rico. I along with my can someone do my assignment team went there for a week and the place is just paradise for scuba and surf lovers. The best time for surfing at PR is at sun rise.
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