Puerto Rico Flag

Puerto Rico flag
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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Country information

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.

Independent No
Country codes PR, PRI (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Official languages Spanish
Religion /
Capital city San Juan
Continent North America
Time zone UTC-04:00 (AST)
Member of /
Population 2,669,337 (2023)
Population density 323 per Km2 (835 people per mi2)
Urban Population 100% of the population is urban (2,860,853 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -97,986
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

1 San Juan 418,140
2 Bayamon 203,499
3 Carolina 170,404
4 Ponce 152,634
5 Caguas 86,804
6 Guaynabo 81,360
7 Mayagueez 78,647
8 Trujillo Alto 54,189
9 Arecibo 49,318
10 Fajardo 34,068
11 Levittown 29,785
12 Vega Baja 29,325
13 Catano 28,093
14 Barceloneta 22,322
15 Guayama 21,575
16 Humacao 20,387
17 Yauco 20,295
18 Cayey 18,494
19 Candelaria 17,631
20 Manati 16,092
21 Aguadilla 16,073
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