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Puerto Rico. El Mapa de Puerto Rico. Informaci ón. Facts. National Symbol. National Sport. Indigenous People. Government. Political Parties. First Governor. Puerto Rico. Nickname- Borinquen NationalityPuerto Rican & American citizens,

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Puerto rico

Puerto Rico


El mapa de puerto rico

El Mapa de Puerto Rico


Informaci n

Información

Facts

National Symbol

National Sport

Indigenous People

Government

Political Parties

First Governor


Puerto rico

Puerto Rico

  • Nickname-Borinquen

  • NationalityPuerto Rican & American citizens,

  • DiscoveryNovember 19, 1493 by Cristóforo Colombo

  • Ruled by:1493-1898 Spanish colony


National symbol of puerto rico

National Symbol of Puerto Rico


National sport beisbol baseball

National Sport Beisbol (baseball)

  • Roberto Clemente

  • Played 18 seasons with Pittsburg Pirates

  • Died in 1972 in a plane crash on a humanitarian mission

  • Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973

  • Won numerous baseball awards


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Puerto Rico

Indigenous People -Taíno Indians


Ceremonial ball court

Ceremonial Ball Court

Batey- ceremonial ball game played by 10 to 30 people


Government commonwealth

Government- Commonwealth

  • Head of State - The President of the U.S.

  • Resident Commissioner – Representative to Congress

    Has voice but no vote

  • Governor -Luis G. Fortuño, PNP, 2009

  • P.R. Congress -Senate & House of Rep.


Political parties

Political Parties

  • PPD - Partido Popular Democratico

    • (now in control)

    • Popular Democratic Party

  • PNP - PartidoNuevo Progresista

    • New Progressive Party

  • PIP - Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño

    • Puerto Rican Independce Party


  • Luis munoz mar n

    Luis Munoz Marín

    1990 Stamp that honored the “Father of Puerto Rico”


    Luiz munoz marin

    Luiz Munoz Marin

    • Father of Puerto Rico- because brought prosperity to the island

    • First elected governor of Puerto Rico

    • Under his leadership became self-governing commonwealth


    As a commonwealth

    As a commonwealth…

    • Do not vote for the President of US

    • Do not pay federal taxes

    • US provides customs, postal service, military defense


    Places of puerto rico

    Places of Puerto Rico

    Arecibo Observatory

    El Morro

    El Yunque


    Arecibo observatory site

    Arecibo Observatory Site

    Arecibo Observatory

    Research center for astronomy,

    planets & atmosphere

    Virtual Tour


    Arecibo observatory

    Arecibo Observatory

    • Reflector is 1000 feet wide and 167 feet deep

    • Spherical reflector

    • Covers 20 acres


    Reflector suspended over limestone sinkhole

    Reflector suspended over limestone sinkhole


    El morro

    El Morro

    • Fort built as protection from pirates

    • Tunnels, dungeons & outposts


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    El Morro


    El yunque

    El Yunque

    Tropical rain forest


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    El Yunque

    • 240 types of plants

    • Bird Sanctuary

    • 20 types of orquids


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    El Yunque

    • El Toro- highest point

      • 3533 feet

    • El Portal- Information center

    • El Yunque Images


    El fin

    El Fin


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