El Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico es una isla en la parte oriental del Mar Caribe, colonia de Estados Unidos desde el año 1898 . En el 1952 se conformó el llamado "Estado Libre Asociado", a veces traducido como "commonwealth", pero que no debe ser confundido con la Mancomunidad, puesto que el E.L.A. es una fórmula de autonomía política interna limitada de naturaleza territorial, por lo que carece de soberanía. El archipiélago está formado por la isla de Puerto Rico (la menor de las Antillas Mayores) y varias islas, islotes y cayos, entre los que se encuentran las islas de Mona, Vieques y Culebra.
Puerto Rico - Freely Associated State of Puerto Rico / Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a United States unincorporated territory with Commonwealth status located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the ► Dominican Republic and west of the ► United States Virgin Islands; about 1,000 miles of the south coast of Florida. 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 Borínquen, a name for the island used by indigenous Taíno people.
Freely Associated State of Puerto Rico / Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
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