Which is farther east Netherlands or Puerto Rico?
The Netherlands is much farther east than Puerto Rico.
The two islands closest to Puerto Rico to the east are Vieques and Culebra. Both are part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and thus sovereign territory of the United States. The British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands can also be described as "islands east of Puerto Rico" but they are further away.
Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean and a territory of the United States, so the closest country to Puerto Rico is the Dominican Republic. It lies to the west of Puerto Rico just across the Mona Strait. The next closest country to Puerto Rico is Great Britain! The British Virgin Islands are to the East of the US Virgin Island which in turn are about 60 miles off Puerto Rico's east coast.
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: "Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico" - literally Associated Free State of Puerto Rico), is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands. Puerto Ricans are US Citizens since 1917.
No. Puerto Rico is the smallest island of the Greater Antilles. It could be argued that the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra and Vieques begin the chain of the Lesser Antilles, but it is generally accepted that St. Thomas (east of Puerto Rico and its eastern islands) is the closest of the Lesser Antilles islands to Puerto Rico and its outlying islands.