Puerto Rico

Unique Political Situation within the U.S

Puerto Rico is a commonwealth country. The citizens are U.S citizens but they do not vote for presidency.


Favorite Sport

Puerto Rico's favorite Sport is Baseball


Representive Animals

Popluation and Capital

Population/Capital

3,674,209 people

The Capital is San Juan.


Currency

Puerto Rican peso


Intreseting places

El Yunque- a montain that lies completely within the boundaries of the El Yunque National Forest, part of the U.S. Forest Service, which is the only tropical rainforest that belongs to the U.S. Forest Service.

Castillo de San Cristobal- a Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site.

Arecibo observatory-The observatory's 1,000 ft (305 m) radio telescope is the world's largest single-aperture telescope.

La Ceiba de Ponce- a passive park in barrio San Antón, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Its centerpiece is the historic Ceiba tree, a tree associated with the founding of the city. Now surrounded by the park with the same name, the emblematic 500-year old Ceiba tree stands on the edge of the Ponce Historic Zone

El Morro- Is a citadel named after King Philip II of Spain. It is located northwestern-most point of the islet of Old San Juan

Famous Puerto Rican People

Berrios Martínez, Rubén- In 1971 he was jailed for three months for a sit-in on the island of Culebra protesting the US military presence there.


Alegría, Ricardo EIn-1993 he was the first Latin-American to win the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's Picasso Medal, that same year that President Clinton awarded him the Charles Frankel Award of the Humanities.

Batista, Tomás- created several famous Puerto Rican monuments such as: "El Jíbaro Puertorriqueño" Monument in Cayey, the Luis A. Ferré Highway, Eugenio María de Hostos in Mayagüez, Nemesio R. Canales in Jayuya, Chuíto el de Cayey in Cayey, Rafael Hernández in Bayamón, and others.


2 Main types of dance and Music

Salsa-Named after the sauce and originates from the Puerto Rican communtity of New York.

Bomba y Plena- brought over by black slaves who worked on the island's sugar plantations in the 17th century.