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ID: 7004643
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7004643

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory)  Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 14 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.2333  decimal degrees
Long: 066 33 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -66.5500  decimal degrees

Note: Earliest inhabitants immigrated from Florida or Orinoco basin of South America; was inhabited by Arawaks under threat from Caribs when Columbus visited in 1493; Spanish settlers wiped out Arawaks, brought Africans here as slaves for gold mines & plantations; official language is Spanish, though English is also spoken. Puerto Rico does not have first-order administrative divisions according to CIA World Factbook, instead at the second order it has 78 municipalities.

Names:
Puerto Rico (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ used since 1932, means "rich port"
Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico (C,V)
Estado Libre Asociado Puerto Rico (C,V)
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (C,O)
Borinquen (C,V)
San Juan Bautista (C,V)
PRI (C,O,ISO3L)
PR (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO630 (C,O,ISO3N)
Puerto Rican (C,V,English,U,A)
Puertorriqueño (C,V,Spanish,U,A)
Porto Rico (H,V)  ............ used until 1932
St. Juan de Porto Rico (H,V)  ............ original name used on early maps

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory)  ........  Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory)  ............  Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory) (P)

Place Types:
unincorporated territory (preferred, C)  ............  possession of USA since 1898, commonwealth with internal autonomy since 1952
dependent state (C)
primary political unit (C)
commonwealth (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
colony (H)  ............  Spanish, until ceded to USA during Spanish-American War in 1898

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  San Juan .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Puerto Rico, San Juan) [7005859]

Sources and Contributors:
Borinquen..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 9 May 2017
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico..........  [VP]
...............................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 787-788
Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico..........  [VP]
...........................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 696
Estado Libre Asociado Puerto Rico..........  [VP]
........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 987
ISO630..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
Porto Rico..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 524
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
PR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
PRI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 783
Puerto Rican..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Puerto Rico..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:761
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
.......................  Puerto Rico, Los Angeles Times (1992)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 116
.......................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-78
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Puertorriqueño..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 9 May 2017
San Juan Bautista..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 9 May 2017
St. Juan de Porto Rico..........  [VP]
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 761
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 696
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 524
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 761; 2:761
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 787-788
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 783
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Petit Robert II, Noms (1989)
..................  Puerto Rico, Los Angeles Times (1992)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 116
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-78
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 987
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 6 October 2015
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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