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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


El Mapa de Puerto Rico


Información

Facts

National Symbol

National Sport

Indigenous People

Government

Political Parties

First Governor


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 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


Puerto Rico

Indigenous People -Taíno Indians


Ceremonial Ball Court

Batey- ceremonial ball game played by 10 to 30 people


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

  • 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 Marín

    1990 Stamp that honored the “Father of Puerto Rico”


    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…

    • Do not vote for the President of US

    • Do not pay federal taxes

    • US provides customs, postal service, military defense


    Places of Puerto Rico

    Arecibo Observatory

    El Morro

    El Yunque


    Arecibo Observatory Site

    Arecibo Observatory

    Research center for astronomy,

    planets & atmosphere

    Virtual Tour


    Arecibo Observatory

    • Reflector is 1000 feet wide and 167 feet deep

    • Spherical reflector

    • Covers 20 acres


    Reflector suspended over limestone sinkhole


    El Morro

    • Fort built as protection from pirates

    • Tunnels, dungeons & outposts


    El Morro


    El Yunque

    Tropical rain forest


    El Yunque

    • 240 types of plants

    • Bird Sanctuary

    • 20 types of orquids


    El Yunque

    • El Toro- highest point

      • 3533 feet

    • El Portal- Information center

    • El Yunque Images


    El Fin


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