Other major cities in Puerto Rico include Bayamon, Ponce and Carolina .
Puerto Rico is approximately 100 miles by 35 miles, which is about the size of Connecticut.
The population of Puerto Rico is 3.9 million people.
January 1- New Year
February 14 - Valentine's Day
April 10- Good Friday
April 12 - Sunday of the Resurrection
July 4 - Independence Day United States, and many more.
Puerto Ricans are predominantly Catholic, however, their beliefs and rituals are often orthodox Catholicism.
Here are some of the most famous dishes of Puerto Rico. Stewed Chicken, Puerto Rican fried Beef, rice and chick peas (below), New York Rican Sofrito and many others.
Manuel Tavares is a classical musician, born in Puerto Rico.
Narciso Figueroa was a well known folk artist.
Many people also enjoy dancing. One of the most popular dances in Puerto Rico is salsa dancing.
Family and friends gather for a feast of traditional foods and roasted suckling pig and cakes. The parties often last till morning. People rest on Christmas Day Christmas Eve.
Most modern Puerto Rican families celebrate with Santa on this day. The houses are decorated very similar in the continent but also have a large palm tree and branches.
Puerto Rico enjoys a warm, tropical climate, with temperatures around 82 °C throughout the year. The temperature in the south is usually a few degrees higher than temperatures in northern and central interior mountains are always cooler than the rest of the island. The dry season is generally November to May, but short showers can be expected throughout the year. The hurricane season is between June and November.
The island of Puerto Rico is almost rectangular in shape, and is the smallest and most easterly of the Greater Antilles. 60% of Puerto Rico is covered with forest. Puerto Rico also has some tropical forests, deserts, beaches, caves, oceans and rivers.
When visiting Puerto Rico it is very important to pack a raincoat, especially when hiking in the mountains.
Many people in Puerto Rico like fancy dresses such as the one below.
Since Puerto Rico is owned by the United States, they use American money just like us.
People in Puerto Rico speak Spanish and English.
Almost all of Puerto Rico is entirely Hispanic.
94% of Puerto Rico can read and write.
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