Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Vieques, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Vieques from the air, looking west

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Nickname(s): Isla Nena (Baby Girl Island)
Location within Puerto Rico
Coordinates: 18°07′N 65°25′W / 18.117°N 65.417°W / 18.117; -65.417Coordinates: 18°07′N 65°25′W / 18.117°N 65.417°W / 18.117; -65.417
Country United States
Territory Puerto Rico
Government
 • Mayor Damaso Serrano López
Area
 • Total 134.42 sq mi (348.15 km2)
 • Land 52 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water 82.30 sq mi (213.15 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,351
 • Density 175/sq mi (67.5/km2)
 • Demonym Viequenses
Time zone AST (UTC-4)

Vieques (English pronunciation: vee-AY-kayz or -kez), in full Isla de Vieques, is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico in the northeastern Caribbean. Like mainland Puerto Rico the island is US territory, though it retains strong Spanish influences from 400 years of Spanish ownership.

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