PROFILE OF A COMMONWEALTH
U.S. citizenship: Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with commonwealth status. Island residents are U.S. citizens but do not vote in general elections for U.S. president.
U.S. representation: By popular vote, Puerto Rico elects a resident commissioner to serve a four-year term as a nonvoting representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Population: 3,944,259 (July 2007 estimate).
Capital: San Juan.
Religion: 85 percent Roman Catholic.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Legal system: Based on the Spanish civil code but within the U.S. federal system of justice.
SOURCE: CIA World Factbook