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Crystal Meertins Date: May13th,2010. Where is Puerto Rico located? Puerto Rico is the smallest of the group of islands known as the West Indies or Greater.

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1 Crystal Meertins Date: May13th,2010

2 Where is Puerto Rico located? Puerto Rico is the smallest of the group of islands known as the West Indies or Greater Antilles in the Atlantic Ocean. Along with the Lesser Antilles, South and Central America, the West Indies surround the Caribbean Sea. The following map shows the Caribbean region. Puerto Rico is located some 1,000 miles (1,600 Km) to the southeast of Miami, Florida and some 500 miles (800 Km) to the north of Venezuela.

3 Flag, Motto, Anthem: Motto John is his name" (Juan es su nombre {sp}) (Iohannes est nomen eius) Anthem La tierra de Borinquen donde he nacido yo es un jardín florido de mágico primor. Un cielo siempre nítido le sirve de dosel y dan arrullos plácidos las olas a sus piés. Cuando a sus playas llegó Colón exclamó lleno de admiración, ¡Oh! Esta es la linda tierra que busco yo, es Borinquen, la hija, la hija del mar y el sol del mar y el sol, del mar y el sol del mar y el sol, del mar y el sol.

4 Sports: Michael Redd had 15 points and Kobe Bryant 14. He also set up James for a pair of powerful dunks, thrusting his arms in the air like a quarterback who had just thrown a touchdown pass after both. Puerto Rico handed the United States a loss, its worst ever, in the 2004 games. Current U.S. stars Anthony, James and Amare Stoudemire were all in Greece and watched Carlos Arroyo and the rest of the Puerto Ricans torch the Americans for 56 percent shooting.

5 History: In 1900, at Fajardo, the "Escuela Normal Industrial" (normal school) was established as the first higher education center in Puerto Rico. Its initial enrollment was only 20 students and 5 professors.[5] The following year it was moved to Rio Piedras. On March 12, 1903, a law was passed which officially created the University of Puerto Rico. That same day, the "Escuela Normal" was proclaimed as the first department of the University of Puerto Rico.Fajardonormal schoolPuerto Rico[5]Rio Piedras

6 Famous People / Role Models: Judges announced Miss Puerto Rico, Zuleika Rivera, as the pageant winner. Rivera, 18, burst into tears and then fainted during a news conference after being crowned. She was rushed off stage. Contest officials said shortly afterwards she had passed out.

7 What do you or your peers like the most about Puerto Rico? My peers enjoy puerto ricos food.


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