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  1. Natural Hazards - periodic droughts; hurricanes
  2. Island residents are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections
  3. 25,735 km of roadways with 1,382 km of them unpaved (as of 2005)
    Interesting Puerto Rico facts.

    Walmart in Carolina, Puerto Rico broke the selling records of all Walmart stores.

    Puerto Rico is the country with the most cars per square mile in the world: 146 vehicles per street mile and 4,300 vehicles per square mile.

    'Plaza Las Americas' mall in San Juan is the most profitable mall per square foot in the world.

    The highest grossing Borders book store in US territory is located in Plaza Las Americas Mall, in Puerto Rico.

    Busiest Toys "R" Us in the world is also in Plaza Las Americas, Puerto Rico.

    The highest grossing Sears store in the World is in Puerto Rico.

    The highest selling Kmart in the US is in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    The Radio Shack store in Plaza Las Americas mall is the busiest and highest grossing Radio Shack in the world.

    The largest JC Penney store in the world (a full 4 stories) is located at Plaza Las Americas mall, in Puerto Rico.

    The Port of San Juan is the fourth busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere.

    Caparra, San Juan is the oldest city in US territory (Older than the city of St. Augustine, FL) and was founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de Leon.

    Piña Colada was "born" in PR in 1954.

    The legal drinking age is 18.

    Puerto Rico has won the Miss Universe pageant a record five times.

    Puerto Rico has the only rain forest in the United States- El Yunque.

    The place in the world with more pharmaceutical companies per square mile is Puerto Rico.

    There are about 1,100 people per square mile, a ratio higher than within any of the 50 states in the United States.

    Puerto Rico is the third country in the world with more physicians in proportion to its population.

    The Camuy river in Puerto Rico is among the top three longest underground rivers in the world.

    The longest pool in the world is located in a hotel in Dorado, PR. (The hotel is currently closed).

    It is estimated that there is more Nickel in the mountains of Puerto Rico than the whole United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

    There are more Puerto Ricans living in the rest of the United States than in the island of Puerto Rico itself. (Funny Fact)

    La Fortaleza in San Juan is the oldest and working executive mansion in the New World.

    The state of Florida was discovered by Puerto Rico's first governor, Don Juan Ponce de Leon.

    The first shot fired by the United States in World War I was in Puerto Rico by Lt. Teofilo Marxuach.

    86% of the rum drunk in the U.S. is from Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico has one of the world's highest productivity ratios.

    The world's highest concentrations of bioluminescent waters are in Puerto Rico.

    Coffee grown and brewed in Puerto Rico is the official coffee of the Vatican. (café rico).

    Puerto Rico ranks 6th in the world when it comes to college graduates

    Puerto Rico has more Gas Stations, Churches, Cars, Roads, and Walgreens per square mile than any other country in the world.

    World's largest radio telescope is in Puerto Rico.

    Telemundo, the second largest Spanish language television station in the United States, was founded in Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rico has more rivers per square mile than any other place in the world.

    The second radio station to be inaugurated in the US was in PR.

    The longest running TV program was in Puerto Rico.

    The first Emmy went to a Puerto Rican... Jose Ferrer. He also got the Academy award for the same role.

    Rita Moreno (from Humacao, PR) received both of those and one for Best Actress in a Broadway show. No one else has matched that.

    The most outstanding soldier in Europe at the end of the Second WW was chosen from the Puerto Rican 66th Infantry.

    One of the three still living WWI veterans is a Puerto Rican.

    Not too shabby for a 100 x 35 Mile Island.

Puerto rico's national sport is baseball.
Puerto Rico is bigger than Singapore
Puerto Rico has competed in the Winter Olympic Games 6 times (Sarajevo-1984, Calgary-1988, Albertville-1992, Lillehammer-1994, Nagano-
In 1984 Pope John Paul visited San Juan de Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico hosted the Miss Universe 1972. It became the first Latin American country to host Miss Universe contest.
"Santiago, the Story of his New Life" is a great Puerto Rican film. It was directed by Jacobo Morales. "Santiago, the Story of his New Life" was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Category at the 1989 Academy Awards.

Puerto Rico means "rich port" in spanish.
Puerto Rico's motto is "John is his name"

  • Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, to the east of the Dominican Republic and to the west of the Virgin Islands.
  • During his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico on November 19, 1493. The island, then known as "Borikén", was inhabited by Arawak Indians known as Taínos. Columbus named the island San Juan Bautista.
  • Over the years the island gradually became known as "Puerto Rico", with the main port being "San Juan".
  • In 1508, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León became the island's first governor.
  • The United States invaded Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. As an outcome of the war, Spain passed control of Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines, and Guam to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris.

Bacardi and Don Q. rum is produced there.
The largest JC penny is located there.
They have the longest free flowing swimming pool.
They do cockfighting(rooster). They built a coliseum for cock fighting.
Won the Miss Universe 5 times.
Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin are from here.
Olympic players have their own flag (i don't know if that's true)
You know what? Go look somewhere else!

Santos is a tradition hand craft made out of wood , stone , metal

Puerto Rico means rich port in Spanish.
Most Americonas know that Puerto Rico is part of United States and they no dont need exchange money to go there its just that other people assume that Americans dont know anything

Columbus discovered it in 1493.

puertorican people are warm and welcoming... we are a very happy land with our numerous perks and wonderful features, rich land and farming and our typical dances like bomba or plena! they make us unique and special...

it was a very famous spanish colony

1. The world's largest single-dish radio is located in Puerto Rico.
2. Puerto Rico is roughly the size of Connecticut.
3. El Yunque is the olny tropical rainforest in the U.S National Forest System
4. Puerto Rico's unofficial mascot is a tiny tree frog only found on the Island
5. Two of the oldest churches in the America's lie in Old San Juan

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Three interesting facts about Puerto Rico are that its flag originally wasn't dark blue, but light blue, the island was under english rule for 65 days and when the Spanish lost Puerto Rico to the United States the spanish governor stabbed the clock that is located in the Palacio de Santa Catalina, La Fortaleza to mark the time of the end of the Spanish rule over Puerto Rico.

It is called the port of rice, it hold 3.6 million people, and its commercial bank exceeds $23,000,000,000.

1- the only place in the world where you can find the coqui frog.

2- Has it's own olympic team, even though it's part of the usa.

3- Was first owned by Spain
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What is Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is a self-governing country and United States territory. It's located at the Caribbean next to the Dominican Republic. a commonwealth island

Where is Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean the smallest island ofthe Greater Antilles and about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami.

Historical facts about Puerto Rico?

The area of Puerto Rico used to be inhabited by the Taino Indians.  Its name is Spanish for 'rich port' and it was named for its great  location and resources.

What and where is Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico is a self governing unincorporated territory of the US which some people would call a colony and others call a Commonwealth. The island was given to the United Sta

What not to do in Puerto Rico?

The same advice applies for any other part of the world, don't disobey the laws. Don't get stinking drunk in sleazy joints you don't know. Don't buy illegal drugs from shady c

What is there to do in Puerto Rico?

there is sightseeing to do. there is also many beautiful beaches and it is interesting. so, it is a good vacation place In Puerto Rico you can go visit alot of different

How do you get to Puerto Rico?

Fly a in a plane. It's easy. Take a plane there. Don't forget your passport! Take a plane there. Don't forget your passport! Puerto Rico is part of the US and you do not need

When did Puerto Rico become Puerto Rico?

If you mean the name it was first called Borinken by the natives then San Juan Bautista and finally Puerto Rico. The name is given for the riches colonists found on the island

Why is Puerto Rico named Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico was named by the Taino people, Boriken, (Borinquen), When the spaniards arrived to the island they named it San Juan Bautista(Saint John the Baptist), and the capi

Why was Puerto Rico named Puerto Rico?

The native Tainos called it Boriken. Christopher Columbus called it San Juan Bautista. The sailors called it Rich Port which means Puerto Rico in Spanish and the name Stuc