By: Amber Untch
Current Population: 3,687, 866 People, Majority of the Population Speaks Spanish. Some Speak Some English But Are Not Fluent. Capitol City: San Juan Currency: United States Dollars
Neighboring Countries: Dominican Republic, Haiti
Famous Places: San Juan, Culebra and Viegues
San Juan: Is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de León, who named it City of Puerto Rico (Rich Port). The capital of Puerto Rico is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction.
Isla Verde: An area just outside the capital of Puerto Rico that links with the college town of Río Piedras and the residential counterpart surroundings of Hato Rey which includes the neighborhoods of Baldrich and University Gardens revolving aroundGolden Mile's financial district.
Culebra and Viegues: Located about nineteen miles east of Puerto Rico and eight miles north of Vieques, Culebra is the smallest of the inhabited Spanish Virgin Islands. Is seven miles long and 3 miles wide.
Puerto Rico Flag
Puerto Ricans often leaving "d" sounds out of words, for instance the word "arrancado" (ripped out) is commonly pronounced and spelled "arrancao" ======================================================
Some Phrases that the Puerto Ricans say is "there's a trapped cat here." Figuratively, there's something fishy going on.
Food and Drinks
Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish, Cuban and Mexican cuisine, it is a unique tasty blend of Spanish, African, Taíno, and American influences, using such indigenous seasonings and ingredients as coriander, papaya, cacao, nispero, apio, plantains, and yampee. Locals call their cuisine "cocina criolla".
Video On Food Drinks and Culture
This Video is about the main food the Puerto Ricans like to eat and Drink. Also the Sites to see and the History about it.
Climate and Geography
Geography: There's mountains and very Tropical. The mountains of the Cordillera Central are the main cause of the variations in the temperature and rainfall that occur over very short distances.
The climate of Puerto Rico falls into the tropical climatic zone. Temperatures are moderate year round, averaging near 80 °F (27 °C) in lower elevations and 70 °F (21 °C) in the mountains. Easterly trade winds pass across the island year round.