Puerto Rico

By Quanesha Pryor

Government

The chief of state is also the president of the United States of America. It is also organized territory of the United States.

Athletics

A lot of the sports that are popular in Puerto Rico are popular in the U.S. Some of these being baseball, basketball, and boxing. Other sports include cockfighting and horse racing.

Representative animal

The coqui is a famous animal in Puerto Rico. The coqui is a frog that is native to Puerto Rico.

Population

Over 3 million people live in Puerto Rico. 75% of the population is white, 12% are black, 8.5% are pacific islanders, etc.

Currency

Puerto Rico shares the same currency with the United States. The currency being an United States dollar

Interesting Places

El Yunque: El Yunque aka Luquillo national forest is a tropical rain forest/national park located in Puerto Rico. Castillo san Cristobal: Castillo san Cristobal aka Fort San Cristobal is a Fort located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Arecibo Observatory: is a radio telescope located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. La ceiba de Ponce: La ceiba de Ponce aka Ceiba tree park is a passive park in San Anton, Puerto Rico. El Morro: El Morro is a citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Music

Hip Hop, reggae, salsa are a few of the music genres and dances which are most abundant in Puerto RIco

Famous People

Shalim Ortiz: Shalim Ortiz is a singer/actor. Benicio del Toro: Benicio del Toro is an actor who has won numerous awards. Rickey Martin: Rickey Martin is a singer, actor, and author, he has played in lots of Puerto Rican movies.

Food

Tostones: Tostones are fried plaintains, they're typically eaten like potato chips. Pernil: Pernil is dish that is typically eaten on Christmas, pernil is roasted pork butt. Pasta de Guayaba: Pasta de Guayaba is a type of jam, it is typically eaten with minas cheese