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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 Nationality Puerto Rican & American citizens,

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Informaci n
Información

Facts

National Symbol

National Sport

Indigenous People

Government

Political Parties

First Governor


Puerto rico
Puerto Rico

  • Nickname- Borinquen

  • Nationality Puerto Rican & American citizens,

  • Discovery November 19, 1493 by Cristóforo Colombo

  • Ruled by: 1493-1898 Spanish colony



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


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    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



    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



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