Puerto Rico

Taylor Rand

Political Situation With USA

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory. They belong to the United States, but are not considered a part of the United States. The political issue between the US and Puerto Rico is the question of if Puerto Rico should remain a US territory, become a US State or become an independent country.


Baseball is the most popular sport in Puerto Rico. It is the favorite all around. In Puerto Rico, it is the only sport with its own professional league.

Representative Animal

Puerto Rico's Coqui frog has become a national symbol and icon for anything Puerto Rican. It is not official as the land's national animal, but it can be found all over the island. It is the most recognizable and famous animal of Puerto Rico.

Capital and Current Population

Puerto Rico's capital is the well known San Juan. The current population of 2013 for Puerto Rico is 3,674,209.


The currencies of Puerto Rico are equivalent to those of the United States dollar.

Interesting Places

El Yunque is a rainforest located in northeastern Puerto Rico. The only one that is part of the United States.

Castillo de San Cristobal is a monument that symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimatley resulted in our uniquely unified nation.

Arecibo observatory is a part of the National Astronomy and lonosphere Center.

La Ceiba de Ponce is a park in barrio San Antón. Its centerpiece is the historic Ceiba tree which is associated with the founding of the city.

El Morro is a fort that stands guard at the entrance to San Juan Harbor as a reminder of a by-gone era when invading countries would attempt sea attacks to take the city.

Dance and Music

Two types of dance and music are Bomba and Plena. The Bomba music and dance is a mixture of Spanish, African and Taino cultures. The Plena music and dance is a hybrid musical form that integrates both European and African elements.