Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Background Stats


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  • Dependency status: Status.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
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  • Year acquired by the US: Acquired.
Dependency status Unincorporated commonwealth of the USA 2014
First human settlement > Date 4,000 BC 2014
First human settlement > Notes Carbon dating of burial site. 2014
Full name Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 2013

Hispanic, Afro-Caribbean and North American influences meld in Puerto Rico, a self-governing commonwealth that belongs to the United States.

The tropical Caribbean territory is urbanised, industrialised and relatively prosperous.

The US invaded and occupied Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War of 1898, ending centuries of rule from Spain. The US saw the island as a strategic asset and ran it as a colonial protectorate.

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Year acquired by the US 1899 2013


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