n an autonomous commonwealth (in association with the U.S.) occupying the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean: one of the most densely populated areas in the world; ceded by Spain to the U.S. in 1899. Currency: U.S. dollar. Capital: San Juan. Pop.: 3786000 (1998 est.). Area: 9104 sq. km (3515 sq. miles), (Former name (until 1932))
Porto Rico (Abbrev.)
Puerto Rican adj, n
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