Come Explore Puerto Rico

Geography, Population, Culture, Politics, Tourism & History

Geography:

Puerto Rico is a 100 mile long 35 mile wide U.S territory of the Greater Islands, east of the Dominican Republic, and west of the Virgin Islands. The country's geographic coordinates are Latitude: 18° 15" N Longitude: 66° 30" W, with an area of 3,425 square miles, making it the 3rd largest island of the U.S, and the 82nd largest island in the world.
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Population:

Since Puerto Rico is one of the largest territory's of the U.S, its population is also very high. As of 2014, Puerto Rico's population has dropped to 3.548 million people.

Culture:

Puerto Rico has many cultures deriving from Taino Indians, Spain and Africa. Over time, these countries have left many traditions ad customs in their food, art, and music.
Puerto Rican Food Culture
PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE IN JERSEY CITY 2009 ART N CULTURE T.V.
Bomba Puerto Rican Dance by Julia De Burgos dancers

Politics:

Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth within the United States. The President of the U.S, President Barack Obama, is the Secretary of State of Puerto Rico. Their head of government is elected as the governor. "Puerto Rico has authority over its internal affairs. United States controls: interstate trade, foreign relations and commerce, customs administration, control of air, land and sea, immigration and emigration, nationality and citizenship, currency, maritime laws, military service, military bases, army, navy and air force, declaration of war, constitutionality of laws, jurisdictions and legal procedures, treaties, radio and television--communications, agriculture, mining and minerals, highways, postal system;"- http://www.topuertorico.org/government.shtml

Tourism:

Popular destinations to visit include:

1) San Juan

2) Rincon

3) Isla de Vieques

4) Fajardo

5) Carolina

History

"On November 19, 1493 Puerto Rico was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to claim lands for the rulers of Spain, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. In 1493 the island was called Borinquen by the indians who lived there. Columbus named it San Juan Bautista." - https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=puerto%20rico%20history