People in Puerto Rico
If There Are Famous People They are From Puerto
Puerto Rico population is estimated at 3.9 million people with the majority residing in the San Juan Metropolitan area. People in Puerto
Rico live in a substantial middle-class position, characterized by modern urban services and
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States (also known as Estado Libre Asociado de
Puerto Rico) and there are no travel restrictions to US areas, no customs duties or quotas on shipments
between Puerto Rico and the US Mainland and the US Dollar is the currency in the
The flag of Puerto Rico consists of five equal horizontal bands of red (top and
bottom) alternating with white; a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bears a large, white,
five-pointed star in the center.
People in Puerto Rico do not vote in US national elections or presidential elections. They are
represented in Congress by a Resident Commissioner who has a voice in the House of Representatives but no
Puertoricans born in the island are referred to as "boricuas" comes from the term BORINQUEN (or
Boriken) which is the Indian Taíno name for Puerto Rico and it means "The Land of the Mighty
Lord". In Puerto Rico, people use the Spanish language and English is a second official
Puertoricans are largely the descendants of Europeans, Taíno Indians, Africans or a blend of these
groups which has produced a very diversified population with most living in Puerto Rico, Central
Florida, and in New York City.
Puerto Ricans majority are Christians and the Roman Catholicism has been the main religion among Puerto Ricans since the arrival of the Spanish in the 15th century.
Increasing presence of Protestant, Latter-Day Saint (Mormon), Pentecostal and Jehovah's
Witnesses denominations has increased under U.S. sovereignty, making modern Puerto Rico an inter-confessional
community. The island is also home to small Jewish and Muslim communities.
Puertoricans are known for their warm hospitality. When people are first introduced, a
handshake is usual, however, close friends and family members always greet you hello or goodbye with a kiss on the
cheek or a combination hug and kiss.
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