Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico

  • The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan .

Geography

  • Puerto Rico is home to many different races. Such as hispanics mostly but Asians, Blacks and Whites also.

  • Many do not know that Puerto Rico is officially apart of the United States territory but located in the Northeastern Caribbean.

  • Puerto Rico is surrounded by the Dominican Republic which is east and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico

Flag Description

  • The Puerto Rican has 5 equal horizontal bands of red (Top and Bottom) along with white, A blue isosceles triangle based on hoist side holds (bears) a large white 5 pointed star in the center. The flag of Puerto Rico represents and symbolizes the island of Puerto Rico and its people.

  • History

    • The settlement of Puerto Rican people began between 3000 and 4000 BC. Puerto Rico gain its independence from Spain the year of 1898. December 22nd the Puerto Rican flag is firsted used and adopted .

    People

    • 3,620,897 live in Puerto Rico which builds up its population. Hispanics, Frenchs, Africans, Dominicans, Cubans and Chinese stay in Puerto Rico. Not just hispanics.

    • Puerto Rico's dominant religion is Roman Catholic. Puerto Rican dominant language is 91 % Spanish but 9 % english.

    Government / Politics

    • Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States. Puerto Rico's current leader is Barack Obama.

    Economy


    • Puerto Rico’s currency is called Money, just as the U.S. The exchange rate is the same as America’s 1 dollar is 1 dollar, 5 dollars is 5 dollars. Etc.

    • Puerto Rico’s major export is 69.75 billion dollars

    • Their natural resources are Fuel, Fish, Livestock, Minerals,Mining and electrical activity.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Culture

-El dia de los tres reyes magos / three kings day celebrated January 6th.

The most popular things played or done in Puerto Rico are baseball, fishing, cockfighting “Peleas De Gallos”

Food / Drinks

  • Lechon

  • Arroz Con Gandules “rice, sofrito, ham and pigeon peas “

  • Plantains

  • Pastellas

  • Bacalao

  • Puerto Rican Coffee

  • Rum

Tourist Locations

  • Castillo De San Felipe Del Morro

  • The Vieques Biobay

  • El Yunque

  • Culebrita

  • Camuy Caves

  • San Juan

  • Isla De Vieques

  • Rincon

  • Humacao

  • Fajardo

  • Carolina

Interesting Facts

  • Puerto Ricans consider themselves as Americans but are 100% proud of their island and culture. They do not call themselves “Americans” or “Americanos”, but they do call themselves “Puertorriquenos” or “Boricuas”. To Puerto Rican “My country” means “Puerto Rico”.

  • Puerto Ricans are known for their warm hospitality.

  • Greetings aren't always a handshake more like a aggressive kiss and hug leaving Abuela’s or Tia’s kiss mark

  • Puerto Ricans are best known for using facial expressions and hand gestures

  • The movie ‘’Nothing Like The Holidays’’ Published November 8th, 2008 is based off of the Rodriguez family which shows My uncles Family and their problems that went on.

  • ESamuel the famous Puerto Rican painter who created a symbol of Puerto Rico. He is now a preacher in Chicago