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puerto rico

Puerto Rico

Español II

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How large is Puerto Rico compared to San Antonio, Texas…

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San Antonio’s population is about one-third of that of Puerto Rico.

1,296,682

(2006 estimate)

3.930.000

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What languages are spoken in Puerto Rico?

Spanish - ~ 90%

Doh!

  • Other language: English
  • English and Spanish have been official languages since 1902.
  • English is taught from first through twelfth grade.
  • 50% of all Puerto Ricans over the age of 5 speak English and Spanish.
  • 85% of Post -Secondary school students speak English and Spanish.
  • Federal courts and agencies use English.
  • Local governmental affairs are conducted in English and Spanish.
  • English is the language of Commerce.

http://www.puertorico-herald.org/PuertoRicoataGlance.shtml

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What is the capital city?

San Juan

(population 1.4 million – over a third of the entire population of the island!)

Wow! That’s a lot!

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Preguntas…

  • What is the unit of currency?
  • What is El Morro?
  • What is Arecibo known for?
  • What is salsa?
  • Describe Puerto Rico’s political status.
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El Morro

Fortress built in the early 1600s

“El Morro's main mission was to protect San Juan against sea attacks. Four tiers of batteries blasted enemy warships attempting to enter the harbor. If the ships got as far as the entrance of the bay, cannon fire was used to break the waterline planking of vessels.” http://www.baker-design.com/html/pr_elmorro.htm

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Arecibo Observatory

  • The largest radio telescope in the world – it covers an area of about 20 acres. By comparison, North Park University’s campus covers only 30 acres.
  •   “The Observatory is recognized as one of the most important national centers for research in radio astronomy, planetary radar and terrestrial aeronomy.”
  • http://www.naic.edu/open.htm
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Salsa

Gotcha!

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Salsa

“Salsa was born between the late 1800's and early 1900's. It's a blend of several Caribbean rhythmic and musical styles: Rumba, Son montuno, Conga, Guaracha, Mambo, Chachacha and others. This musical mixture is due to the contributions of diverse cultures, particularly the African and European cultural influences, which found fertile ground in the Caribbean region.. The African population played a key role in the musical,and economic, development of this new frontier.” http://www.salsaplanet.net/e_Salsaorigini2.html

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Salsa

Here are some of the various instruments used in salsa music.

http://www.salsa-merengue.co.uk/revealit/glosbins.html

güiro

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Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico: The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

  • Local self-governing territory under the US constitution.
  • Puerto Ricans have been statutory US citizens since 1917.
  • They can't vote for the president.
  • They receive lower levels of federal benefits but don't pay federal income taxes.
  • Federal courts and agencies operate in Puerto Rico in the same manner as the 50 states.
  • Their future US citizenship and nationality is not guaranteed.
  • http://www.puertorico-herald.org/PuertoRicoataGlance.shtml