Thursday, January 29, 2009

Information about Puerto Rico

I figured I should write an entry about Puerto Rico, where I would not only give information about my island, but where I also included a little about myself. Placing the images and the spacing between words and pictures proved a little tricky for me, so sorry for it looking a bit weird :) Enjoy!


Puerto Rico’s positioning:


The 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico:


The town where I was raised in for 30 years, and where I am actually residing right now – Luquillo, PR


The town of Naguabo, PR where my hubby and I bought a house on January 2005. We are renting it out until November 1st, 2009


This is our house. We miss it!

You can read more about Puerto Rico at:


Things you might not know about Puerto Rico

Did you know....

1) That Puerto Rico is the third country of the world with more physicians in proportion to its population?

2) That the first person to fly up a flag in Puerto Rico was El pirata Cofresí? (A Puerto Rican Pirate)

3) That it is estimated that there is more Nickel in the mountains of Puerto Rico than in the whole United States, including Alaska and Hawaii?

4) That the most dynamic pier in the Caribbean is in San Juan? 50% of all business, for a total of 1,400 millions in goods is transported to or from here.

5) The wood from our native tree ''El Guayacán'' is so strong that it suffers less wear and tear than steel?

6) That the first puertorican municipality founded in the 20th century was Jayuya in 1911?

7) That the male Coqui sings in a different way than the female? The male sings ''Coquí'' and the female ''co-coqui''...

8) Though its small size, 39 different kinds of soils have been identified in Vieques (a small island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico)

9) That ''The pool'' in the horse races at El Comandante race track was invented by Boricuas (Indigenous name for Puerto Ricans)!

10) That the short distance in road terms from the highway that connects Vega Alta to the toll in Buchanan is among the 10 busiest highways in the World?

11) The only native mammal in Puerto Rico is the bat? And that the sounds of bats for the Batman movies were all recorded in the caves of Puerto Rico?

12) Square foot by square foot, Plaza Las Américas (Puerto Rico's biggest shopping center) is the most rentable and the one that sells the most in the American continent?

13) The first mother's day in Puerto Rico was celebrated in Yauco in 1915?

14) A couple of ''Boricua'' dancers did the coreographies for John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever'.

15) Of the 7 biolimiscent (phospherecent) bays in the world, Puerto Rico has 4, and 3 of them are in Vieques?

16) That the word ''Huracán'' (Hurricane - A Taino Indian word) is used as far as Japan?

17) That the word "hamaca" (Hammock) is another Taino (the Puerto Rican original Indian dialect) word?

18) The word ''Barbecue'' does not comes from an Anglicism; it comes from the Taino word ''Barbacoa''?

19) The 3rd oldest theater in Las Américas is ''El Teatro Tapia'' in the Old San Juan?

20) The oldest church is the Western Hemisphere (The San José church) is in old San Juan?

21) The best selling flag in NY city is the Puerto Rican flag?

22) The largest JC Penney store in the whole world is located in Plaza Las Americas? Read more at:

23) The world's 3rd largest underground river is located in Camuy, Puerto Rico? And that the caves in Camuy through which that river flows, were the inspiration for the set designs of the Batman movies' "Bat Cave"?

24) Although the Island of Culebra (also off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico) is much smaller than the Mona Island, Culebra is inhabited while Mona is deserted?

25) That Juana Díaz is the only town in Puerto Rico with a first and last name?

26) That the island of Culebra was recently the set for the movie ''Cayo'' starring our own Roselyn Sánchez?

27) That Puerto Rican coffee is the official coffee of the Vatican in Rome? (NOT COLOMBIAN!!!)

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