Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States. This means that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote in the presidential elections. The country is located in the north eastern region of the Caribbean with the Dominican Republic to the west and the Virgin Islands to the east. Puerto Rico is made up of 78 municipalities, which are considered to be the equivalent of a county for the purpose of the census. Keep reading to find out which of these municipalities is the capital of Puerto Rico.
What is the capital city of Puerto Rico?
The Capital city of Puerto Rico is the city of San Juan. It is also the most populous city of the country with approximately 400,000 people. It is located in the north east of the country and is the most important seaport in the region. The city is the countries center of manufacturing, finance, culture and tourism.
When was the city of San Juan established?
San Juan is the second oldest city established by Europeans in the Americas. It was officially founded in 1521 as “San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico.” The city was meant to be known as Puerto Rico as the country was already named “San Juan Bautista” after John the Baptist. However, over time the city became known as San Juan and the country became Puerto Rico.