Puerto Rico

Located in the northeastern Caribbean

Political Status

Although they are part of the U.S, It is still in debate whether Puerto Rico should be a independent state. Residents cannot vote for U.S representatives, but they can vote for a govenor.

Favorite Sports

One of Puerto Rico's favorite sports are Boxing and Basketball

Native Animal (Coqui)

The coqui is the smallest but most recognizable species in Puerto Rico. They are terrestrial animals. They have a very distingushed sound that they at night

Capital and Current Population

The Capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan

Current Population: 40 million people

Currency (Money)

The official currency of Puerto Rico is the U.S Dollar

El Yunque

El Yunque is a National rain forest in Puerto Rico, It is also the National Forest for the Caribbean. It is the only rain forest in the United States.

Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal is a spanish fort in Spain that was built to protect against land based attacks on city of San Juan. It is the biggest fort built by the Spanish in the New World.

Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in Pureto Rico. Its is also callled the National Astronomy and Ionoshpere Center. Its is the world's largest single-aperture telescope.

La Ceiba de Ponce (Ceiba Tree Park)

La Ceiba de Ponce is a passive in barrio San Anton. it is the centerpiece associated with the founding of the city. This site is believed to be the first settlement of the Europeans in the Ponce

El Morro (Morro Castle)

El Morro was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay from seaborne enemies. It was named to honor King Phillip II of Spain

Music of Puerto Rico

* Bomba_ is a traditional music style of Puerto Rico. It is a mixture of The Island, The Spanish, African and Taino cultures. The base rhythm is played by two or more drums. It is described to be the connection berween the dancer and the drummer.

* Reggeaton blends Jamaican music of dancehall and Trinidadian Soca with Latin America. Lyrics tend to be derived from hip-hop rather than from dancehall.

Bomba Dance

Famous People of Puerto Rico