Puerto Rico

Topics: Jennifer Lopez, Puerto Rico, United States Pages: 2 (399 words) Published: June 6, 2013
Country Fact Page: Puerto Rico
Official Country Name: Puerto Rico
Location: North America- Puerto Rico is an island meaning no countries border it. Countries close would be the Dominican Republic to the west, US Virgin Islands to the east, Venezuela to the south(across the Caribbean Sea), and the US to the north. Capital: San Juan

Size of Puerto Rico Compared To A State: Roughly 3 times bigger than Rhode Island President (Puerto Rico is territory of USA. There is no president just for Puerto Rico): Name- Barrack Hussein Obama II

Age- 51
Family- Spouse: Michelle Robinson, Children: Malia, Sasha
Government Type: Democracy
Independence Day: July 4
Geographical Features:
Mountains- Cerro Las Tetas, Cordillera Central, El Yunque, etc. (main ranges) Lakes- Dos Bocas, Condado Lagoon National Park, Guajataca . Main Rivers- Loíza, Herrera, Espiritu Santo, Mameyes, Sabana, Fajardo, etc. Holidays: Three Wiseman’s Day which is January 6 is when kids gather grass into a box and leave it under their beds for the camels so the wise men leave presents and La Noche de San Juan( San Juan Night)or Saint John’s Night which is exactly midnight between June 23 and 24, on the eve of his birth day, people walk backward into the ocean and fall backwards into it. They do this 3 times in a row. The water is said to be "blessed", so dipping into it is supposed to clean you of the bad things so as to bring good luck or at least help ward off evil throughout the year. Famous People from Puerto Rico:

Jennifer Lopez (J Lo)- Known for being an actress and singer Jennifer Lopez is one of Hollywood’s leading ladies who’s also forged a successful pop and dance music career. danced on the TV show In Living Color before her starring role in the film Selena. She turned to music and found major success on the pop and dance charts with hits like "Get Right" and "Play" while continuing to garner Hollywood film work. Ricky Martin- Ricky Martin began appearing in commercials at age six. He...

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