The tropical island ecosystem is unique and diversified in spite of industrialization and urban sprawl.
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In 1897, the Spanish agreed to the , making Puerto Rico an overseas province of Spain.
This allowed for Puerto Rico’s first semi-autonomous government (the Spanish-appointed governor maintained the power to annul any legislative decisions).
The total land area, including the smaller islands, is 3,427 square miles (8,875 square kilometers).
In 1519 Caparra had to be relocated to a nearby coastal islet with a healthier environment; it was renamed Puerto Rico ("Rich Port") for its harbor, among the world's best natural bays.
The two names were switched over the centuries: the island became Puerto Rico and its capital San Juan. This sense of uniqueness also shapes their migrant experience and relationship with other ethnoracial groups in the United States.
Driven by the fear of losing their gateway to the Americas, the Spanish covered Puerto Rico in forts.
By the end of the nineteenth century, Spain had lost all its colonies, save Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, and a few other Pacific islands.