Puerto Rico

By:Mason Sheets

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Important information about Puerto Rico

Capital City: San Juan

Population: approx. 3,548,000

Size: 3,515 Sq. Mi.

Major Exports: Pharmaceuticals, electronics, and, apparel

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People of Puerto Rico

The literacy rate in Puerto Rico is 94.1%

The average life expectancy in Puerto Rico is 78 years

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The commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Current Governor: Alejandro Garcia Padilla

Independence Day: September 23,1868

National Symbols: Puerto Rico Coat of Arms, The Great Seal of Puerto Rico

Motto: Joannes Est Nomen Ejus

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Money and Unemployment

In Puerto Rico the U.S. dollar is considered the currency so the exchange rate is 1:1

GDP Per Capita: 28,529 USD

Unemployment Rate: 12.2%

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What Puerto Rico is like

Favorite sports: Baseball, Basketball,Boxing

Typical foods: Chicken, fish and shellfish, chayote, plantains

Major religions: Catholic 85%, Protestants 8%, non 2.3%, and other 2.7%

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Important things to know when going to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico could be considered bankrupt under the U.S. constitution

As of January 28, 2016 Puerto Rico declared a Flu epidemic

The national language in Puerto Rico is Spanish but another major language would be English