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Geography of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 12,158 km² (approx. 4,694 mi²). Continental shelf of Puerto Rico is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Puerto Rico is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Puerto Rico is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Puerto Rico is 261 m (856 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Puerto Rico is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Puerto Rico has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Puerto Rico is 261 m (856 ft). The highest point of Puerto Rico is Cerro de Punta, with its official height being 1338 m (4,390 ft). The lowest point of Puerto Rico is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Cerro de Punta) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Puerto Rico is 1338 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Puerto Rico is 12,158 km² (approx. 4,694 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Puerto Rico is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Puerto Rico is approximately 12,158 km² (~4,694 mi²). Puerto Rico is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 327 km² of arable land in Puerto Rico, and it comprises 3% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Puerto Rico are copper, nickel.