Puerto Rico

Introduction:

Country Name: Puerto Rico

Capitol: San Juan

Major Languages:  Spanish and English

Location: Caribbean

population: 3.6 million, 75-85 years

Geography

top three major cities: San Juan, Bayamon, and Ponce

top three major architectural landmarks: San Juan cathedral, El Morro fortress, and Casa Blanca

Climate

Average temperature: 75-95 degrees

Average yearly rainfall: 1550 mm per year

Culture

Top three holidays: Christmas, New years, Three Kings day

Major sports: American football, Baseball, and Basketball

popular music: Danza and plena

 

Interesting facts

Story behind the flag: the white star stands for the common wealth of Puerto Rico while the three sides of the equilateral triangle together represent the three branches of the republican government. the three red stripes symbolize the blood that feeds those parts of the government. the two white stripes symbolizing the rights of man and the freedom of the individual.

Unusual laws: law 154 penalizes violence/aggression to animals worst then other laws regarding violence/aggression against humans.

Mode of transportation: taxis: tourist taxis charge a flat rate between certain destinations while local taxis charge by time.

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