|Currency||US dollar (USD)|
|Population||3,957,988 (July 2002 est.)|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and other 15%|
|Electricity||120V/60Hz (North American plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC -4|
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island that is a self-governing commonwealth of the United States of America. Located in the Caribbean Sea to the east of the Dominican Republic and west of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico lies on a key shipping lane to the Panama Canal, the Mona Passage.