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Amazing Facts about Puerto Rico:

History of Puerto Rico:
Rico Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico in 1493. It is third largest island in United States. Puerto Rico means “rich port”. Taino lived in Puerto Rico. They have less knowledge of agriculture but grew sweet potatoes and ate sea foods. They called this area as “Boriquén”. From the south, Carib neighbor attacked on the Puerto Rico. In Spanish American war Puerto Rico became a part of United States on 10 December, 1898. The constitution of Puerto Rico drafted in 1950. Government is break into legislative, judicial and executive branches. Current representative is Jenniffer González in 2020. US officially accept Puerto Rican citizenship in 1996. Visa requirements are not for Americans to visit. Puerto Rico’s population is larger than thirty states in United States.

Puerto Rico’s economy:
Puerto Rico’s economy is label as high income and competitive economy because of textiles, petrochemicals, manufacturing, electronics and pharmaceuticals. They also import goods from Taiwan, Honk Kong and China. They earn a very large amount through tourism because 5 million people visit every year. They also depends on imports of US because lack of natural resources.

Climate of Puerto Rico
Due to hurricane season the best time to visit is between Decembers to April. Climate is much temperate between 70 and 80 degree.

Puerto Rico’s culture and traditions:
The largest religious group is Catholics and other is mostly protestant. Cockfighting and horseracing are important elements of its culture. There are many best players of baseball is also here like Yadier Molina, Roberto Alomar and Iván Rodríguez. Puerto Rico also participate in the Olympics, though a part of America. Film industry of Puerto Rico started in 1912, famous film fast and the furious filmed in Puerto Rico. Most famous musician is Ricky Martin. Maracas and Guiros originate also from here. Literacy rate is very good that is 90%. Nobility is very essential in their societies, they respect the others. Water is so pure and no need to filter it.

It is well known for cuisine due the practices of Spain,Tanios and Africa. First cooking grill is also originated here. Food in Puerto Rico is different by its flavor and crunchy dishes. People like to eat heavy food, mostly like native foods and variety of vegetables and fruits. The coffee industry of Puerto Rico is massive. National dish is Arroz con Gandules that is combination of pigeon peas and rice. They also celebrate American food-based holidays. They celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and weddings in homes.

Spanish is the national language of Puerto Rico. The flag of Cuba and Puerto Rico have same design with different colors that designed in New York. This is Safe Island for visit, a very low crime rate but there are risk of earthquakes and hurricanes. National Bird is Reinita. Cerro de Punta is highest point that is 4,553 feet. Coastline is 311 miles long here Residence is expensive but architecture attracts from wide range of variety of styles of Spain. There is famous “Pineapple city” that covers a large area with pineapple. Ceiba is national tree and maga is national flower of Puerto Rico.

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February 6, 2020

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts announces new acquisitions

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