| GENERAL INFORMATION
IOC Code: PUR
Country: Puerto Rico
Governor: Aníbal Acevedo Vilá Capital: San Juan
Largest City: San Juan
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
Official languages: Spanish and English Motto: "John is his name"
GDP/inhabitant (US $):
Density (inhabitants/km2): 434
Average age (in years):
Life expectancy (in years):
Internet code: .pr
Calling code: +1-787 and +1-939
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, also Porto Rico and more commonly Puerto Rico, is a self governing unincorporated territory of the United States with Commonwealth status located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands; approximately two-thousand kilometers (2,000 km; 1,280 miles) off the coast of Florida (the nearest of the mainland United States). The archipelago of Puerto Rico includes the main island of Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, and a number of smaller islands and keys, the largest of which are Mona, Vieques, and Culebra. Puerto Ricans sometimes refer to their island as Borikén, or the Spanish variant Borinquen, a name for the island used by indigenous Taíno people. The current term boricua derives from the Taíno name for the island, and is commonly used to identify oneself as Puerto Rican.
Even though all people born in Puerto Rico are statutory U.S. citizens, the nature of Puerto Rico's political relationship with the United States is the subject of ongoing debate on the island, in the United States Congress, and in the United Nations. Those who support maintaining the status quo insist that upon attaining this status, Puerto Rico entered into a voluntary association with the U.S. "in the nature of a compact", but according to a President's Task Force report, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States, subject to the plenary powers of the U.S. Congress and with the "right to establish a constitution for the internal administration of government and on matters of purely local concern".