Capital: San Juan
Population: 3.7 million
Official languages: Spanish and English
Political status: Commonwealth of the United States
Entry requirements: No Passport Required When You Visit Puerto Rico
US Citizens do not need a passport to travel between the United States and Puerto Rico. Travel between the United States and Puerto Rico will not be affected by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. U.S. citizens traveling between the United States and Puerto Rico will continue to be able to use established forms of identification to board flights and for entry.
If traveling outside of the United States or a U.S. territory, a passport or other secure document will be required. For example, a person may travel to and from the United States to Puerto Rico without a passport or other secure document, but under proposed regulations, a passport or other secure document would be required to re-enter Puerto Rico from the British Virgin Islands, The Dominican Republic, St. Maarten or another country as of December 31, 2005.
More information is available at www.travel.state.gov.
Area: 3,435 square miles (8,897 square kilometres).
Religion: Mainly Roman Catholic.
Business: Banking hours are 9am-2.30pm, weekdays, and 9.45 to noon on Saturdays. The principal banks are Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Banktrust of PR, Banco Financiero, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Banco Santander de PR, Citibank, Commercial Trust Co., Economic Development Bank, Eurobank & Trust Corp., First Bank, Doral Bank, First Bank, Oriental Bank & Trust, RG Premier Bank, Scotiabank, Westernbank.
Shops are open 9am-6pm every day and Sundays from 11am-5pm. Payment cards are widely accepted.
Electricity: 110 volts.
Telecommunications: the international dialling code for Puerto Rico is +1 787 followed by a seven-digit number. On the island use the 787 plus the
seven digit number in full.