Puerto Rico

Introduction:

  • Country Name: Puerto Rico
  • Capital: San Juan
  • Major Languages: Spanish and English
  • Location: In the Greater Antilles
  • Population: 3.6 Million
  • Average Age/Life Expectancy: 78.54 Years old

Geography

Landforms:

  • La Cordillera Central
  • Sierra de Luquillo
  • El Yunque

Architectural or Geographical Landmarks:

  • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
  • Las Cascadas Water Park
  • Wildlife Museum

Bodies of Water:

  • Río Grande de Arecibo
  • Guajataca Lake
  • Tortuguero Lagoon

Cities:

  • Caguas
  • Ponce
  • Carolina

Climate

General Seasonal Weather Conditions:

Average Temperature:

  • January: 39.7- 98.1°F
  • February: 39.6- 99.7°F
  • March: 39.2- 99.5°F
  • April: 43.2- 102.6°F
  • May: 49.3- 104°F
  • June: 50.2- 102.9°F
  • July: 55.4- 104.7°F
  • August: 55.6- 104°F
  • September: 48.7- 103.1°F
  • October: 45.9- 104.5°F
  • November: 41.9- 99°F
  • December: 40.1-97°F

Average Yearly Rainfall:

29.32- 171.09 inches

Culture

Holidays:

  • Discovery of Puerto Rico (Dia de Descubrimiento de Puerto Rico)
  • Constitution of Puerto Rico Day
  • Christmas

Major Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Horse racing

Food:

  • Ensalada de Pulpo - Octopus Salad
  • Pork is served in many forms such as: the lechón (spit-roasted piglet),peril (a baked fresh pork shoulder seasoned in adobo mojado), tripa (tripe), and chuletas ahumadas (smoked cutlets).
  • Chuchifritos- morcilla (blood sausage), chicharron (fried pork skin), patitas (pork feet), masitas (fried porkmeat)

Interesting Facts

Native Animals:

  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Antilleana Manatee

Trading Partners:


  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Mode of Transportation:

  • Planes
  • Boats
  • Trains
  • Cars
  • Buses
  • Monorail

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