Puerto Rico

Political Situation

Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth which is a country or community, esp. democratic republic.

Puerto Rico's

Favorite Sport

Baseball is Puerto Rico's favorite sport.

Representative Animal

The representative animal for Puerto Rico is the Coqui.

Capital and Current Population

San Juan is the Capital of Puerto Rico. The population of Puerto Rico is about 3,700,000

Currency

They have U.S. Currency

Interesting Places

El Yunque - A tropical rainforest that belongs to the U.S. Forest Service. The peak itself is one of the highest in Puerto Rico, standing at 1,080 meters (3543 feet) above sea level.

Castillo de San Cristolbal - The Castillo de San Cristolbal 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.

El Morro - El Morro National Monument is located on an ancient east-west trail in western New Mexico.

Dances

Bomba - The bomba dance is vital to the bomba genre of music and provides the foundation for the rhythm. The history of bomba can be traced back to the end of the 17th century, when the dance was developed along the coast of Puerto Rico.

Salsa - The word salsa simply refers to a fusion of different rhythms and is a mixture of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances. Salsa music was first created in the 1960s, and since then its popularity has extended to the non-Latino world.

Famous People

Joseline Hernandez - Rap artist featured on Love and Hip Hop

Ricky Martin - Singer and song writer

Daddy Yankee - SInger and recording Artist

Food

Cocina criolla - (Créole cooking) can be traced back to the Arawaks and Tainos, the original inhabitants of the island, who thrived on a diet of corn, tropical fruit, and seafood. When Ponce de León arrived with Columbus in 1493, the Spanish added beef, pork, rice, wheat, and olive oil to the island's foodstuffs