Facts you didn't know about Puerto Rico.

Facts you didn't know about Puerto Rico.

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Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1 Mar 3, 2013
Did you know that Puerto Rico has three island towns?

Can you name them?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Mar 3, 2013
Did you know that the Catholic Church's first Latin American saint (back in the 16th century) was born in Puerto Rico?

Do you know the saint's name?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Mar 3, 2013
Do you the reason why the Taíno culture had its religious center in Puerto Rico?(Which is the reason why Taínos would sail here, from such distances as Cuba and Jamaica, for their annual pilgrimage).

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#4 Mar 3, 2013
Jorge wrote:
Did you know that Puerto Rico has three island towns?
Can you name them?
Vieques
Culebra
Mayaguez due to Mona Island?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#5 Mar 3, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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Vieques
Culebra
Mayaguez due to Mona Island?
Mona Island???

ROTFLMAO

Hilarious!

The only people there are the illegal Dominicans, Cubans and Haitians (if any)...lately, it has become quite popular among some Chinese....LOL

Nope...think again!

You're right about Vieques and Culebra.

Who are the ones who still, to this very day, say "let's go to the island" (even though most of their population is actually in the big island)-though the phrase goes as far back as the late Middle Ages.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Mar 3, 2013
Can you name two of the island's oldest cities which were founded in the coasts but had to be moved inland due to pirate attacks (to their present location)?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know the origin of the name-"tostones"????
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know the origin of the name "peseta"???

And the reason why Puerto Ricans call a quarter-a "peseta"?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know why Puerto Ricans call the dollar-"a peso"?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know the name of the port that used to be across the San Juan gate; which was San Juan's main entrance which led straight to the cathedral, for a Te Deum-in order to give thanks to the God Almighty for the safe trip?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know the origins of Old San Juan's La Perla neighborhood?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know the reason why Old San Juan's cemetery is outside the city walls?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Mar 3, 2013
How many "doors" entrances did Old San Juan have?

do you know its names?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#14 Mar 3, 2013
Can you tell the reason why most Hispanics are named or have a second name after a Catholic saint?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#15 Mar 3, 2013
Can you identify the person which the Puerto Rican dish "pionono" was named after?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#16 Mar 3, 2013
Can you tell which Puerto Rican city electrified its main square only three years after Paris electrified theirs?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#17 Mar 3, 2013
Do you know which city in Puerto Rico, right after Queen Regent Maria Cristina de Borbón officially named it "city" was the first one to have electricity in the late 1880's?

Way before San Juan....

A clue:"...the city whose economy depended on what was then called-black gold..."
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Mar 3, 2013
What was known as "black gold" in 19th century Puerto Rico?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#19 Mar 3, 2013
How many international ports did Puerto Rico have in 1898, closed by the US upon its invasion?

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#20 Mar 3, 2013
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Mona Island???
ROTFLMAO
Hilarious!
The only people there are the illegal Dominicans, Cubans and Haitians (if any)...lately, it has become quite popular among some Chinese....LOL
Nope...think again!
You're right about Vieques and Culebra.
Who are the ones who still, to this very day, say "let's go to the island" (even though most of their population is actually in the big island)-though the phrase goes as far back as the late Middle Ages.
Old San Juan when it was surrounded by a moat?

I give up LOL

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