Puerto Rico

Welcome to Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Political Situation

In 1917, the United States Congress passed a law that gave all Puerto Ricans US Citizenship. This upset most Puerto Ricans because they felt like the USA was using them to make them sign up for the war. Puerto Ricans cannot vote in USA presidential elections because they are only a territory of the USA not a state.

Facts About Puerto Rico

Favorite Sport: Baseball

Representative Animal: Coquí

Capital: San Juan

Current Population: 3,725,789

Currency: US Dollars

El Yunque , Castillo de San Cristobal, Arecibo observatory, La Ceiba de Ponce y El Morro

El Yunque is the only rainforest that lies in the United States of America's territories.

Castillo de San Cristobal is a fort in Puerto Rico that was built in order to protect San Juan.

The Arecibo observatory is a radio telescope, it is also the world's largest radio telescope.

La Ceiba de Ponce is a tree in the city of Ponce which symbolizes the town's foundation in the year 2010 is 166,327

El Morro is a fort located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bomba in Loiza, Puerto Rico #1
Plena ~PasosCaribenos "Pegate"

Famous People from Puerto Rico

Ricky Martin is a famous musician, actor and writer who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Felix Trinidad used to be a famous boxer from Puerto Rico.

JJ Barea is a professional basketball player who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Puerto Rican Food

Arroz con gandules- yellow rice dish with pieces of meat, spices, seasonings and pigeon peas.

Pernil- roasted pork shoulder

Pasta de Guayaba- guava paste, like a candy.