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Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico

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  • 1. “ La Tierra del Borinquen” PUERTO RICO Mayelin Martinez Cobas
  • 2. Mapa de Puerto Rico <ul><li>The island of Puerto Rico is almost rectangular in shape, and is the smallest and the most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. </li></ul>
  • 3. Puerto Rico’s National Mascot: El Coquí <ul><li>The coquí is a very popular creature throughout the island and enlivens the evenings with its timid ko-kee from which it get its name. The coquies begin to sing when the sun goes down at dusk, singing all night long until dawn. The male coquí sings - not the female. You can find the coquí nearly everywhere. </li></ul>
  • 4. Caribbean National Forest: El Yunque <ul><li>“ El Yunque” get its name from an Indian spirit Yuquiye, which means &quot;Forest of Clouds&quot;, that gave the mountain that dominates the 28,000 acre of tropical forest.It is the only tropical forest in the United States National Forest System.With over 240 species (26 species are found nowhere else) of trees and plants </li></ul>
  • 5. La Capital: San Juan <ul><li>San Juan is known as &quot; La Ciudad Amurallada &quot; (the walled city). San Juan was founded in 1521.San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean and is the second oldest city in the Americas.San Juan is center of Caribbean shipping and is the 2nd largest sea port in the area (after New York City). </li></ul>
  • 6. Salsa <ul><li>The major type of music coming out of Puerto Rico is salsa, the rhythm of the islands. Its name literally translated as the &quot;sauce&quot; that makes parties happen. Developed within the Puerto Rican community of New York, it draws heavily from the musical roots of the Cuban and the African-Caribbean experience. </li></ul>
  • 7. Bomba y Plena <ul><li>Although usually grouped together, bomba y plena are actually town entirely different types of music that are coupled with dance. </li></ul><ul><li>Whereas bomba is purely African origin, plena blends elements from Puerto Ricans' wide cultural backgrounds, including music that the Taíno tribes may have used during their ceremonies. </li></ul>
  • 8. Reggaeton: The newborn Puerto Rican rhythm
  • 9. Mofongo con Camarones <ul><li>Green mashed plantains with garlic, and pork skins </li></ul>
  • 10. Arroz con Gandules
  • 11. Pasteles
  • 12. PERNIL
  • 13. FLAN

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