PUERTO RICO ISLANDS
ISLAND FUN FACTS
Capital: San Juan City is the capital of Puerto Rico
Population: 3.194 Million inhabitants
Religion: They are overwhelmingly Christians with 56% of Puerto Ricans being Catholics , 33% Protestants, and 48% identified as born-again Christians.
Language: Spanish and English
Side of Street Drive-On: All vehicles are supposed to drive on the right hand side of the road.
Currency: United States Dollar ($).
Puerto Rico takes great pride in its history. The Taino, were the first group to settle there, an indigenous group that occupied the island 1,000 years before the Spanish arrived.
From his second voyage into America around1493, Christopher Columbus landed at Puerto Rico and claimed it for Spain. He named the island San Juan Bautista, which was then switched to Puerto Rico, meaning the ‘rich port’, and San Juan became the capital city.