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10 Fun Facts About Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is an archipelago, with only three of the islands of the chain being inhabited.
Puerto Rico is a part commonwealth governed but by the United States Therefore it is not a sovereign state. Although it has such a strong cultural identity that most people around the world think it is.
United States gained (or invaded) Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War in 1898. This makes residents of Puerto Rico US Citizens.
Puerto Ricans can’t Vote in the U.S Presidential Elections
Even though its not a country it still competes as an “independent nation” in the Olympics and Miss Universe, as well as in many other international events.
Puerto Rico has won the Miss Universe title five times.
Puerto Rico’s national animal is the small coqui tree frog
Puerto Rico has the First Nuclear Power Plant in the Caribbean
El Yunque is the Only Tropical Rainforest in the US Forest Service
It has the Largest Cave Network in the Western Hemisphere
Puerto Rico has the Brightest Bioluminescent Bay in the World
The World’s Largest Rum Distillery is in Cataño, Puerto Rico
The Piña Colada was Invented in San Juan
The Puerto Rico Trench is the Deepest Point in the Atlantic Ocean
Puerto Rican Coffee is Among the Best in the World