North Carolina vs Puerto Rico (Statistical Comparison)

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North Carolina Size Comparison

North Carolina is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States of America, whereas Puerto Rico is a country located in the Northeast Caribbean Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between North Carolina and Puerto Rico regarding various aspects.


Is North Carolina bigger than Puerto Rico?

The total area of North Carolina is 53,819 sq mi, and the total area of Puerto Rico is 3,515 sq mi. North Carolina is bigger than Puerto Rico by 50,304 sq mi. North Carolina is around 15.31 times bigger than Puerto Rico.

Area of North Carolina: 53,819 sq mi ( 139,390 km2 )

Area of North Carolina compared to Puerto Rico

Area of Puerto Rico3,515 sq mi ( 9,104 km2 )

Area of Puerto Rico compared to North Carolina


According to the United States Census Bureau, the total population of North Carolina as of 1st July 2021 was estimated to be around 10,551,162.

Population of North Carolina compared to Puerto Rico

Based on the World Bank data, the total population of Puerto Rico as of 2020, was estimated to be around 3,281,538.

Population of Puerto Rico compared to North Carolina

Here is some more data comparison between North Carolina and Puerto Rico.

The capital city of North Carolina is Raleigh and the capital city of Puerto Rico is San Juan.

Official Languages

North Carolina: English
Puerto Rico: Spanish, English


North Carolina: North Carolinian
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican

ISO 3166 Code

North Carolina: US-NC
Puerto Rico: PR, US-PR

North Carolina Time Zone: 

UTC – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC – 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Puerto Rico Time Zone: 

UTC – 4 (Atlantic Standard Time)

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of North Carolina:
35° 33′ 20.52″ N, 79° 23′ 15.72″ W

Coordinates of Puerto Rico:
18° 13′ 20.28″ N66° 25′ 49.08″ W

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Aashish Poudel Genuine is a web developer, writer and currently a student in Cyprus. He has created this site to help people who are willing to come to Cyprus or want to know more about this country.

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