Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Vieques, Puerto Rico
Municipality
Vieques from the air, looking west
Vieques from the air, looking west
Flag of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Flag
Coat of arms of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Isla Nena (Baby Girl Island)
Location within Puerto Rico
Location within Puerto Rico
Coordinates: Coordinates: 18°07′N 65°25′W / 18.117°N 65.417°W / 18.117; -65.417
CountryUnited States
TerritoryPuerto Rico
Government
 • MayorDamaso Serrano López
Area
 • Total134.42 sq mi (348.15 km2)
 • Land52 sq mi (135 km2)
 • Water82.30 sq mi (213.15 km2)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total9,351
 • Density175/sq mi (67.5/km2)
 • Demonym
Viequenses
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Websitewww.viequesrenace.com

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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