The Island Of Puerto Rico
- Flag And Map Coloring Pages.
Facts: Puerto Rico - officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's head of state is the President of the United States. Puerto Rico is an
"unincorporated territory" of the United States
Puerto Rico (Spanish for "rich port") comprises an archipelago that includes the main
island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques,
Culebra, and Mona.
Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico during his second voyage on November 19,
In 1947, the U.S. granted Puerto Ricans the right to elect democratically their own governor.
Puerto Rico has a republican form of government, subject to U.S. jurisdiction and
sovereignty. Its current powers are all delegated by the United States Congress and lack
full protection under the United States Constitution.
Facts: In 1952, Governor Luis Muñoz Marín and his administration
adopted the Puerto Rican flag which was originally designed in 1892,
and proclaimed it the official flag of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Coat of Arms