Puerto Rico Flag
Puerto Rico's flag depicts and symbolizes the island and its people. The current flag's origins may be traced back to 1868, when Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances designed the first Puerto Rican flag, “The Revolutionary Flag of Lares,” which was embroidered by Mariana “Brazos de Oro” Bracetti. This flag was used in the short-lived Puerto Rican insurrection against Spanish rule on the island known as “El Grito de Lares,” which developed a Puerto Rican national consciousness for the first time under colonial rule.
The flag of Lares was adopted as the flag of Puerto Rico by Juan de Mata Terreforte, an exiled veteran of “El Grito de Lares” and vice-president of the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Committee in New York City, until 1895, when the current design, modeled after the Cuban flag, was unveiled and adopted by the committee.
The new flag was first flown in Puerto Rico on March 24, 1897, during the “Intentona de Yauco” revolt, and consisted of five equal horizontal bands of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, and a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a large, white, five-pointed star in the center.
The usage and exhibition of the Puerto Rican flag was prohibited, and the only flags allowed to fly in Puerto Rico were the Spanish flag (1492-1898) and the American flag (1898 to 1952). The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico made the 1895 flag design its official standard in 1952. The hue of the triangle utilized by the Luis Muoz Marn government was dark blue, to match the color of the US flag.
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Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida. It is a small and populous island with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Puerto Rico is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.
The history of Puerto Rico dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The island has a long and complex history, with a mix of Native American, Spanish, and other influences. Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States in 1898, and has remained an unincorporated territory since then.
Today, Puerto Rico is a high-income country with a strong and diversified economy. The island is known for its production of agricultural products such as sugarcane, coffee, and tropical fruits, as well as for its growing manufacturing and service sectors. Puerto Rico has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official language of Puerto Rico is Spanish, and the island has a diverse population with a mix of different ethnicities and religions.
|Country codes||PR, PRI (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Commonwealth of Puerto Rico|
|Capital city||San Juan|
|Time zone||UTC-04:00 (AST)|
|Population density||323 per Km2 (835 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||100% of the population is urban (2,860,853 people in 2020)|
|Median age||44.5 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 8,870 Km2 (3,425 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Cerro de Punta (1 338 m, 4 390 ft)|
|Lowest point||Caribbean Sea|
|GDP per capita||$ 32,640 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||United States dollar ($, USD)|
|Calling code||+1787, +1939|
|Internet TLD||.pr (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Puerto Rico Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Puerto Rico