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Location: Commonwealth associated with the United States, located in the Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
Population: 3.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: San Juan
Comparative area: Slightly less than three times the size of Rhode Island
Religions: Roman Catholic 85 percent, Protestant denominations and other 15 percent
Landscape: Mostly mountains with coastal plain belt in north; mountains slope steeply to the sea on west coast; sandy beaches along most coastal areas
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1958

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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