PUERTO RICO

Spanish speaking territory

Puerto Rico's unique political situation within the USA

Puerto Rico is unique in that it is an autonomous Commonwealth of the United States, and its people think of the island as un estado libre asociado, or a free associate state of the United States. Because of the Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, Puerto Ricans are born as natural American citizens. Therefore all Puerto Ricans, whether born on the island or the mainland, are Puerto Rican Americans.





Puerto Rico's favorite sport is BASEBALL

Coquí

Capital of Puerto Rico

Current Population in Puerto Rico

3.667 million


Puerto Rico, Currency

United States Dollar


El Yunque

El Yunque National Forest, formerly known as the Caribbean National Forest is located in the rugged Sierra de Luquillo. El Yunque is the rainiest of all the National Forests with up to 240 inches per year. More than 100 billion gallons of rainwater fall on the Forest per year.


Castillo de San Cristobal

The Castillo de San Cristóbal is 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.


Arecibo observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, USA.


La Ceiba de Ponce

Parque de la Ceiba is 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


El Morro

El Morro Fort, also known as Fort San Felipe del Morro Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, is a defensive fort built in 1539 to protect the city of San Juan from invading armies and pirates. The fort is located in the Old San Juan section of the city of San Juan at the tip of the pennisula serving as the entrance from the Atlantic Ocean into San Juan Bay.


Puerto Rican Day Parade~NYC~2011~Bomba y Plena~NYCParadelife
Plena ~PasosCaribenos "Pegate"

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez began singing and dancing lessons from the age of five and ignored academic studies at school, instead preferring to pursue sports and the arts. At age of 16, Lopez won her first film role in ‘My Little Girl’ 1987 and while it failed to kick start her career immediately, it gave her a taste of the fame game.


Marc Anthony

Marco Antonio Muñiz, known professionally as Marc Anthony, is an American actor, record producer, singer-songwriter, and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.


Ricky Martin

Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales, is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo; after five years with the group


Tostones

fried plantain slices


Pernil

Roast Pork


Pasta de guayaba