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National Country Symbols Of Puerto Rico

National Country Symbols Of Puerto Rico
Introduction:Puerto Rico
Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following COLUMBUS’ second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status.

 

National Map Of Puerto Rico
 
National Flag Of Puerto Rico
 
Flag Description:
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; the white star symbolizes Puerto Rico; the three sides of the triangle signify the executive, legislative and judicial parts of the government; blue stands for the sky and the coastal waters; red symbolizes the blood shed by warriors, while white represents liberty, victory, and peace

 

note: design initially influenced by the US flag, but similar to the Cuban flag, with the colors of the bands and triangle reversed
 

National Emblem(Coat Of Arms) Of Puerto Rico
 
National Anthem Of Puerto Rico
 National Anthem Style:    Mp3  




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