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Puer·to Ri·co(pwĕr′tə rē′kō, pôrt′ə, pwĕr′tō)
Abbr. PR or P.R.
A self-governing island commonwealth of the United States in the Caribbean Sea east of Hispaniola. Inhabited by the Taíno when it was visited by Columbus in 1493, it was colonized by the Spanish in the 1500s and ceded to the United States in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917, although residents of the island do not vote in US presidential elections. Commonwealth status was proclaimed in 1952 and has been upheld by various plebiscites since the 1960s. San Juan is the capital and the largest city.
Puer′to Ri′can adj. & n.
Puerto Rico(ˈpwɜːtəʊ ˈriːkəʊ; ˈpwɛə-)
(Placename) an autonomous commonwealth (in association with the US) occupying the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean: one of the most densely populated areas in the world; ceded by Spain to the US in 1899. Currency: US dollar. Capital: San Juan. Pop: 3 674 209 (2013 est). Area: 9104 sq km (3515 sq miles). Former name (until 1932): Porto Rico Abbreviation: PR
Puer•to Ri•co(ˈpwɛr tə ˈri koʊ, ˈpwɛr toʊ, ˈpɔr tə, ˈpoʊr-)
an island in the central West Indies: a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 3,808,610; 3435 sq. mi. (8895 sq. km). Cap.: San Juan. Abbr: PR, P.R. Formerly (until 1932), Porto Rico.
Puer′to Ri′can, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Puerto Rico - a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico|
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Greater Antilles - a group of islands in the western West Indies
San Juan - the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico
Culebra - a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico with miles of beautiful beaches
Vieques - a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico used for target practice by the United States Navy
|2.||Puerto Rico - the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean|
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