-Commonwealth of the U.S.- A political unit having local autonomy but voluntarily united with the U.S. -There are 78 municipalities (Cities)
NativePeopleLos TainosTainoscalledtheislandBorikenorBorinquenwhichmeans “ land of thegreatlords”. Todaytheword Boricua isusedtodesignatethepeople of Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan El viejo San Juan
-Climateaveragetemperature 80 degrees F-LanguageSpanish and English are theofficiallanguages-Demographywhite (mostlySpanishorigin) 76.2% black 6.9% mixed 4.4% -Religion85% catholics
Interesting FactWhen Puerto Ricans want to express their nationality, they say: Soy de aquícomo el coquí (I'm as Puerto Rican as a coquí).
While the coqui -a tiny frog found everywhere in the island- is only an "unofficial national symbol", its image figures prominently in Puerto Rican culture and heritage. Thecoqui
Criollo (creole) is a word used today by Puerto Ricans to describe things native to the island, such as: music, cuisine, language, arts, people, religion, and other aspects of the island culture.
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Carne Guisada (Stewed Beef) Arrozcon Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas) Pasteles(Green Banana Mass with Pork Filling, similar to a Mexican Tamale) Pastelón(Sweet Plantain & Beef Lasagna) Alcapurria(Fried Green Banana and Beef Patty)