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Famous Puerto Ricans

Ramón Lopez Irizarry was an agriculture profesor for the University of Puerto Rico. He was born in 1910 in San Juan. He invented a way to extract the cream from a coconut. This helped the idea of the "Pina Colada" drink. He became a millionaire with his product. 

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Famous Puerto Ricans

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Enrique A. Laguerre Velez is the best-known novelist of the 20th century. He graduated with a degree in arts from Puerto Rico University. His best known novel is "La Llamarada". It is considered the most important novel of the 1930s. He was also know as a supporter of protecting the environment. 

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Puerto Rico Time Zone

Puerto Rico goes by Atlantic Standard Time. They do not incorporate daylight saving time. Puerto Rico's current time is 4:45 PM. The Atlantic Time Zone equivilates standard time by subtracting 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time. Altantic Standard Time begins on the first Sunday of November. 

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Puerto Rico's Culture: Music

Music in Puerto Rico has come from many diverse cultural influences. The most noteable influences have been from Spain and West Africa. Music culture in Puerto Rico during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries is poorly documented. Bomba music was imported from West Africa. Decima music comes from 16th century Spain. Seis music orginated in the southern parts of Spain. The Aguinaldo music is similar to that of Christmas carols.

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Old San Juan

Old San Juan is one of the oldest settlements in Puerto Rico. El Morro is one of the many famous monuments in Puerto Rico. El Yunque Rainforest is the only rainforest in the US fore service system. San Juan Cemetery is a resting place for many famous people for the 19th and 20th centuries. Seven Seas Beach is among one of Puerto Rico's many amazing beaches. 

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Timeline Puerto Rico

Ingeri and pre-Taino plazas date back to 700 AD. Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico on his secong voyage in 1493.  The original San Juan Cathedral was constructed in 1512. A Dominican Convent was built in San Juan in 1533. The San Juan Gate was built as the entry to San Juan 1639.  

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Agriculture in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has 51.9% of its land used for Agriculture. Puerto Rico's largest agricultural product is sugar. Puerto Rico's largest agricultural animal is chicken. Puerto Rico's largest animal product is meat. Puerto Rico's only dairy product is cow milk. 

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Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican food and culture are often different from that of the U.S. Puerto Ricans use food to bring their culture together. Puerto Rican food is often visualy based off the envioronment. Puerto Rican food is somewhat like a mixture of Spanish and Carribean styles. Puerto Rican food is exotic, flavorful and hardy.  

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Literacy Rate

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In 2009, Puerto Rico's female literacy rate (percentage of females ages 15-24) was approximately 87.7. In 2009, Puerto Rico's male literacy rate (percentage of males ages 15-24) was approximately 86.7. In 2009, Puerto Rico's total precentage of males and females ages 15-24 was 87.2. In 2009 the percentage of all females older than 15 was 91. In 2009 the percentage of all males older than 15 was 89.9. 

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Puerto Rico's President

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Puerto Rico has the same president as the United States. Both nations president is Barack Obama. President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu Hawaii. Barack Obama was born in August 4, 1961. Obama assumed office on January 20, 2009. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University.

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Demographics

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The first population count by the U.S. was taken in 1899. The U.S. recorded there being 953,243 inhabitants. Of these inhabtants, 61.8% were classified as white, 31.9% as mixed, and 6.3% as black. A strong European immigration wave helped to increase the population. A large importation of slaves from Africa also helped to increase population.  

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Map of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is an unicorporated territory of the united states. The lands first inhabitants were the Ortoiroid people. The Ortoiroid people were followed by the Igneri people. Christopher Columbus arrived to the island in 1493. When Columbus arrived, there were an estimated 50,000 Taino on the island.  

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Famous Puerto Ricans

Luis Llorens Torres is a poet, journalist, playwright, and politician. He is one of the best know Puerto Rican poets. He studied in Spain to become a lawyer. One of his best-know books is Al Pie de la Alhambre. He died on June 16, 1944.

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Puerto Rican Scientists and Inventors

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Before Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Conquistadors landed on the island of "Borikén" (Puerto Rico), the Tainos who inhabited the island depended on their astronomical observations for the cultivation of their crops.[1]

In 1581, Juan Ponce de León II, the grandson of the Conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon, studied an eclipse and its effects on the island and was able to establish the exact geographical coordinates of San Juan with his observations.[2]

The Ceramic Water Filter was invented in Puerto Rico. A book was invented in Puerto Rico for the blind that brings together art and braille. The "Kola Champagne" soft drink was invented in Puerto Rico. The cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico. Very little is know about the exact orgin of the cuatro.

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Puerto Rican Dance

Puerto Rican dances are as diverse as its people. Salsa is a popular form of dance in Puerto Rico. Cha cha is an example of the upbeat music in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican's incorporate many folkloric dances. Many Puerto Rican dances have become popular around the world. 

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Weather

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 The weather today had a high of 86 degrees. The low for tonigt is 75 degrees. There was a 70% chance of rain today. There was 81% humidity in San Juan. There were thunderstorms called for today. 

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Puerto Rican Christmas

Puerto Rico celebrates Christmas just as Americans do. They are a mostly Christian country so they emphasize its importance. They have slighy different traditions of celebrating it that take place all throughout the day. They get up early in the morning and celebrate Christmas all day. Christmas is just one of the many holidays Puerto Ricans and Americans share. 

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Industries

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In Puerto Rico, industry has surpassed agriculture. One of Puerto Rico's important industries is pharmaceuticals. Another important industry is electronics. A third important industry is textiles. Sugar production has dropped below dairy production and other livestock production in the country. 

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Religion

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Puerto Rico, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

The population of Puerto Rico has been shaped by Amerindian settlement, European colonization, slavery, economic migration, and Puerto Rico's status as a United States Commonwealth.

The inhabitants of Puerto Rico immediately before the first European contact were part of the Arawak group of Amerindians. They called the island, Borikén (alt. Borinquén) and themselves "Boricuas". They were named by Christopher Columbus in 1493 as the Taíno.

Puerto Rico is 97% Christian. The majority of the Puerto Rican Christians are Catholic. Puerto Rico is .13% Muslim. Puerto Rico is .09% Hindu. Puerto Puerto Rico is .07% Jewish. 

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Puerto Rico Government

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Puerto Rico is a self-governing common wealth in association with the U.S. Their chief of state is the U.S.'s president, president Obama. They share most things of any other U.S. citizen except the right to vote and the obligation to pay federal taxes. The head of the goverment is an elected governor. Puerto Rico is one of the two commonwealths the U.S. owns. 

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Currencies of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico was granted the use of both foreign and provincial currencies. Puerto Rico became an important port and was therefore granted it's only supply of gold in 1502. Puerto Rico uses the US dollar. In 1902, the First National Bank of Porto Rico issued banknotes in a parallel manner. The Spanish-American War ended with Puerto Rico being obtained by the United States.

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Puerto Rico Area

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Puerto Rico has an area of 13,790 square kilometers. Puerto Rico has 8,870 square kilometers of land. Puerto Rico has 4,921 square kilometers of water. The maximum width of Puerto Rico north to south is 65 km. Puerto Rico is the smallest of the Greater Antilles.

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Puerto Rican Flag

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The flag was first used on December 22, 1895. The flag consist of 5 alternate red and white stripes. The flag is only flown with the U.S. flag. The flag has many possible authors. The white star stands for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico and Capital

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Puerto Rico means "rich port" in Spanish. Puerto Rico is made up of a main island and several small islands. Puerto Rico's two official languages are Spanish and English. Puerto Rico's political status is widely debated. Puerto Rico's capital is San Juan. 

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