By: Kellcee Batchelor
Facts about Puerto Rico
The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan. The population is roughly 3.7 million. Puerto Rico was deemed a US Territory as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were officially granted citizenship to the US in 1917. They do not vote, but they have a governor which serves a 4 year term. They have US Currency, and you can just fly there without a passport. Puerto Rican's favorite sport is Baseball despite popular belief. The representative animal is the Coqui which is a frog. Puerto Rico also means "Rich Port."
Music, Dance, and Food!
Bomba y Plena and the Salsa are popular music and dance crazes in Puerto Rico. Popular seasonings include: coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, and yampee. Other popular main dishes are adobo and sofrito. Tostones are also very tasty and popular in Puerto Rico. They are fried plantains. (firm bananas)
PUERTO RICO: 5 Basics of Puerto Rican Music & Dance
Latin recording artist. Was nominated for MTV Video Music Award.
R&B artist featured on the TV Show: Love & Hip.
Puerto Rican professional boxer.
VISIT PUERTO RICO!
Cool Places in Puerto Rico!
It's the only rain forest in the Unites States.
Castillo de San Cristóbal
Spanish Fort that was built to protect San Juan
Arecibo Observatory: The site of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope