Puerto Rico SaN Juan

Puerto Rico is a place where families go to relax and have fun. The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan. This amazing island is a Spanish speaking country, although they speak English as well.

This is the Puerto Rican flag. The red stripes represents blood from brave warriors. The two white stripes represent the victory and peace that they have after winning independence. The blue represents the sky and their blue crystal clear coasts. The white star represents the Puerto Rican island

Traditional Puerto Rican clothing is predominantly Spanish in style, having layers and heavy materials, such as wool. The guayabera shirt, also called the Mexican wedding shirt, is a traditional piece of clothing still commonly worn in modern times. It’s a loose, button-up men’s shirt with several front pockets. The men also wear a hand made straw hat, with a sash around their waist any color they choose, according to the occasion.

The traditional Puerto Rican women's clothes are multicolored long skirts and white blouses for women. Bomba dress consists of flowing white skirts and blouses for women.


This is a map of Puerto Rico next to the DR and by the Caribbean. As you can see the map shows some terrain but not much and Puerto Rico is one of the smaller islands in the Caribbean.

This is Puerto Rico's annual temperature range. As you can see, the temperature is usually warm throughout the year. Puerto Rico is closer to the equator than the U.S. The coordinates are 18.2208° N, 66.5901° W. The coordinates of the U.S. is 37.0902° N, 95.7129° W

Ethnic groups, religion, and population

As you can see, there is plenty of different kinds of people in Puerto Rico. The total population of Puerto Rico is 3,411,307 in 2016. There are many religions including Roman Catholic and Protestantism. Many ethnic groups are there as well, as listed above such as, Irish, Jewish, African, etc.

The top three religions in Puerto Rico, are Christians, Non-religious, and Spiritists.

Government: Commonwealth

Puerto Rico is the United States' territory, but they are not a state of the U.S. However, Puerto Rico is trying to become a state of the U.S.

The fort the Spanish made.

This is a fort that the Spaniards made for protection for the capital, San Juan, its name is San Felipe del Morro on the west side of the island and the Castillo San Cristóbal is to the west of and the island. This magnificent fort takes up 27 acres of land. In 1897, about one third of the fort was demolished to help ease traffic throughout the city. At first Indians were there, but the Spaniards took over once they saw Puerto Rico with Columbus. In 1508 Ponce de León started a Spanish colony.


Puerto Rico uses USD (United States' Dollors) but they also have their currency which is Pesos. One USD equals 18.93 pesos. Puerto Ricans started using the USD for their currency. In 1895, they stated producing their own peso coins, but they stopped. Today they use USD. They have a pretty bad economy, people say they are in a "Death Spiral." They are $73 million dollars in debt, so says CNN news. CNN interviewed the governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla.


The Changing of the Guard: Puerto Rico in 1898. Marisabel Brás, Ph.D. Of all Spanish colonial possessions in the Americas, Puerto Rico is the only territory that never gained its independence. (The Changing of the Guard is where I got the info)

This dessert is basically a rice pudding, but with more spices and flavor.

Plantains are very popular in Puerto Rico, they will fry them and use them as chips and dip them in chip dip. At a certain restaurant my dad went to, they served fried plantains and put stuff you would put on nachos onto those plantains.

They fry the plantains and eat them as chips. If you ever go to Puerto Rico, then you will probably see that on almost every menu, there will be plantains or fried plantains.

Indian masks

Puerto Ricans dress up to celebrate their island that their Indian ancestors lived on and in peace until the Spanish came. Puerto Ricans suggest that their ancestors used these masks to scare off enemies. The name of these masks are Taínos. The people put these masks to celebrate the Indians and still have that indian culture in their every day lives to think and remember.

The Coquí are tree frogs that live in the trees. They sound like birds which you may mistake for a bird because they live in the trees above. The Puerto Ricans say that the males' chirping like a bird, is like a cricket at night. It's soothing and helps them fall asleep. They say it's not home without them chirping.

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