Pa' los americanos que no saben español y ni se enteran
de lo grande de mi patria.
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were Puerto Rico's first inhabitants?
A. Puerto Rico's first known inhabitants were the Taino Indians.
What is the origin of the country's name?
A. Christopher Columbus discovered the island on Nov. 19, 1493, and
gave it the name of San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist). Soon
after the first Spanish settlement in 1508 at Caparra on the north
coast, the island became known as San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico.
The additional designation (meaning "rich port") referred to the
large, protected harbor on the northern coast where the present
capital is located. Later it became customary to call the city San
Juan and to designate the island as Puerto Rico.
What language is spoken in Puerto Rico?
A. Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico.
What city is the capital of Puerto Rico?
A. San Juan
Puerto Rico an independent country?
A. Puerto Rico is a territory (Commonwealth) of the United States of
America and Puerto Ricans have common citizenship, currency and
defense. Over three million Puerto Ricans live in the United States,
primarily in the northeast.
Where is Puerto Rico located?
A. Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean region, the island is located
between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the
Dominican Republic. (about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of
Miami, Florida). Latitude 18.5 - Longitude 66.9.
What is the temperature like in Puerto Rico? What type of clothing
should I wear?
A. Puerto Rico averages a comfortable 80 degrees throughout the year
so dress requirements are understandably casual. During the day
shorts, and bathing suits (light clothing in general) are
acceptable. An old pair of tennis shoes or plastic sandals are good
to have for walking on the reef. In the evenings, many hotels ask
the men to wear long pants, shirt,and not be barefooted. Casual
shoes, thongs, jeans or slacks are quite acceptable for the men and
a light sun dress, slacks or shorts for the ladies.
to get there?
A. By air: Puerto Rico is easy to get to and easy to move around in.
Domestics and international flights are frequent due to the island's
central location in the Caribbean.
B. By sea: Puerto Rico is a port of call for several prestigious
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