Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island 2008
Area > Land 8,870 sq km 2008 163th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.24 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 199th out of 224
Area > Total 13,790 sq km 2013 164th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,054 2008 28th out of 169
Climate tropical marine, mild; little seasonal temperature variation 2013
Coastline 501 km 2014 108th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 18 15 N, 66 30 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 8,870 sq km 2008 158th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 3,459 square miles 2013 77th out of 98
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic 2013
Natural resources some copper and nickel; potential for onshore and offshore oil 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 8,950 km² 2005 162nd out of 204
Terrain mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains precipitous to sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Puerto Rico Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3