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Puerto Rico's Information

Flag of Puerto Rico
Land Area 8,870 km2
Water Area 4,921 km2
Total Area 13,791km2
Population 3,578,056 (#132)
Population Density 403.39/km2
Government Type Presidential Democracy; A Self-governing Commonwealth In Political Association With The US
GDP (PPP) $131.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $37,700
Currency Dollar (USD)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Juan F. Acosta composer
  • Julian Jose Acosta journalist
  • Humberto Acosta-Rosario military private, MIA
  • Jose Miguel Agrelot comedian, radio, television host
  • Alfredo M. Aguayo educator, author
  • Jorge Alberti actor
  • Johnny Albino singer
  • Dr. Ricardo Alegria anthropologist, archaeologist, educator
  • Rafael Alers composer, musician, band leader
  • Carlota Alfaro fashion designer
  • Dr. Miguel Algarin poet, author
  • Dr. Manuel A. Alonso poet, author
  • Tite Curet Alonso composer
  • Aida Alvarez politician
  • Miguel Angel Alvarez actor, comedian
  • Ricardo Alvarez-Rivon creator comic book-magazine
  • Santos P. Amadeo politician
  • Jose Andino y Amezquita journalist
  • Ricardo Aponte Brigadier General, US Air Force
  • Henry Arana composer
  • Maria Luisa Arcelay politician, educator
  • Maria Celeste Arraras journalist, television host
  • Raymond Arrieta comedian, television host
  • Dr. Delma S. Arrigoitia historian, author
  • Francisco Arrivi author, poet, playwright
  • Carmen E. Arroyo politician
  • Domingo Arroyo, Jr. U.S. Marine
  • Juan Alejo de Arizmendi Bishop
  • Chucho Avellanet singer
  • Joseph B. Aviles, Sr. U.S. Navy, Coast Guard
  • Raymond Ayala "Daddy Yankee" singer
  • Charlotte Ayanna actress
  • Herman Badillo politician
  • Monolo Badrena percussionist
  • Puchi Balseiro composer
  • Jose Celso Barbosa physician, sociologist, politician
  • Pilar Barbosa educator, historian, political activist
  • Antonio Rafael Barcelo lawyer, politician
  • Tomas Batista sculptor
  • Ivonne Belen documentary movie director, producer
  • Eddie Belmonte jockey
  • Pura Belpre author, puppeteer
  • Wilo Benet chef
  • Eddie Benitez guitarist
  • Felix Benitez engineer
  • Lucecita Benitez singer
  • Maria Bibiana Benitez poet, playwright
  • Rafael Celestino Benitez submarine commander
  • Alejandrina Benitez de Gautier poet
  • Obie Bermudez singer, composer
  • Barbara Bermudo journalist
  • David Bernier fencer, president Olympic Committee of Puerto Rico
  • Angel O. Berriosengineer, politician
  • Ruben Berrios politician, lawyer
  • Jose Berrocal banker
  • Ramon Emeterio Betances nationalist, physician, diplomat
  • Tomas Blanco author, historian
  • Victor Manuel Blanco astronomer
  • Giselle Blondet actress, television host
  • Juan Boria poet
  • Lucy Boscana actress
  • Americo Boschetti singer, composer, guitarist
  • Mariana Bracetti political activist
  • Kristina Brandi tennis player
  • Juan Mari Bras politician
  • Rafael L. Bras civil engineer
  • Giannina Braschi poet


  • Antonio Caban Vale "El Topo"singer, composer
  • Jose M. Cabanillas military officer US Navy
  • Jose A. Cabranes jurist
  • Cesar Benito Cabrera politician, ambassador
  • Maria Cadilla women rights activist, author
  • Luis German Cajiga artist
  • Paul Calderon actor
  • Sila Maria Calderon first woman governor, politician
  • Mayra Calvani author
  • Armando Calvo actor
  • Javier Cambre photographer, artist
  • Jose Campeche artist
  • Juan Morel Campos composer
  • Pedro Albizu Campos politician
  • Hector Campos-Parsi composer
  • Blanca Canales political activist
  • Jose Ferrer Canales educator, author, activist
  • Nemesio Canales essayist, poet
  • Norma Candal actress, comedian
  • Luisa Capetillo labor organizer, anarchist
  • Bobby Capo singer, songwriter
  • Jose Caraballo artist
  • Vicente Carattini singer, composer
  • Awilda Carbia comedian, actress
  • Rafael Carrion, Sr. founding father Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
  • Modesto Cartagena US Army officer
  • Marta Casals Istomin musician
  • Braulio Castillo actor
  • Roman Baldorioty de Castro abolitionist
  • Melwin Cedeno actor, comedian
  • Rafael Cepeda composer
  • Iris Chacon singer, dancer
  • Carlos Chardon mycologist
  • Aristides Chavier Arevalo pianist, composer
  • Nitza Margarita Cintron scientist
  • Rosendo Matienzo Cintron political leader, lawyer
  • Jose Miguel Class "El Gallito de Manati" singer
  • Roberto Clemente baseball player
  • Roberto Cofresi pirate
  • Rebekah Colberg athlete "mother of women's sports in Puerto Rico"
  • Edna Coll educator, author
  • Isabel Cuchi Coll journalist, author
  • Ivonne Coll actress
  • Manuela Santiago Collazo politician
  • Oscar Collazo political activist, attempted assassination of U.S. President Harry S. Truman
  • Jesus Colon author
  • Miriam Colon actress
  • Rafael Hernandez Colon politician, former governor
  • Ruth Noemi Colon attorney, politician
  • Ramon Colon-Lopez officer U.S. Air Force
  • Cesar Concepcion musician, composer
  • Rafael Conti Spanish Army officer
  • Carmen Contreras-Bozak interpreter U.S. Women's Army Corps

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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