Area 3,435 sq mi. Population 3,953,128.
Capital San Juan. Form of Government
Commonwealth of the United States.
Important Dates in
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.
became the first elected Governor of Puerto Rico in 1948
and went on to be re-elected to another three terms.
is the capital and largest city of Puerto Rico, as well
as the second-oldest European-founded city in the