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    PUERTO RICO.....

    is the third country of the world with the most physicians per capita.

    the first person to fly a flag in Puerto Rico was El pirata Cofresí.

    it is estimated that there is more Nickel in the mountains of Puerto Rico than in the whole , including Hawaii and Alaska.

    the most dynamic pier in the Caribbean is in San Juan? 50% of all business, for a total of $1,400 million in goods is transported to or from here.

    the wood from our native tree ''El Guayacan'' is so strong that it is more durable than steel.

    the first Puerto Rican municipality founded in the 20th century was Jayuya in 1911.

    the male Coqui sings in a different way than the female? The male sings ''Coqui'' and the female ''co-coqui''...

    though its small in size, 39 different kinds of soils have been identified in Vieques.

    ''The pool'' in the horse races at El Comandante race track was invented by Boricuas!

    the short road from the highway that connects Vega Alta to the toll in Buchanan is among the 10 busiest highways in the World.

    the only native mammal in is the bat? And that the sounds of bats for the Batman movies were all recorded in the caves of Camuy Puerto Rico.

    square foot by square foot, Plaza Las Americas (Puerto Rico's biggest shopping center) is the most rentable and the one that sells the most in the American continent.

    the first mother's day in was celebrated in Yauco in 1915.

    a couple of ''Boricua'' dancers did the choreographies for John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever'.

    of the 7 bioluminescent (phosphorescent) bays in the world, Puerto Rico has 4, and 3 of them are in Vieques.

    that the word ''Huracan'' (Hurricane - A Taino Indian word) is used as far as Japan.

    the word "hamaca" (Hammock) is another Taino word.

    the word ''Barbecue'' does not comes from an Anglicism; it comes from the Taino word ''Barbacoa''.

    the 3rd oldest theater in las Américas is ''El Teatro Tapia'' in the Old San Juan.

    the oldest church in the Western Hemisphere (The San Jose church) is in old San Juan.

    the El Moro Castle in Puerto Rico is actually bigger than the one in Cuba, despite the fact that Cuba is substantially larger than la Isla Del Encanto.

    the best selling flag in NY City is the Puerto Rican flag.

    the largest JC Penney store in the whole world is located in Plaza Las Americas.

    the world's 3rd largest underground river is located in Camuy. The caves in Camuy through which that river flows, were the inspiration for the set designs of the Batman movies.

    Juana Diaz is the only town in with a first and last name. That the was recently the set for the movie 'Cayo'' starring our own Roselyn Sanchez?

    Puerto Rican coffee is the official coffee of the Vatican.
    Last edited by JaneMas; 10th September 2005, 14:13.
    If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
    Thomas Szasz

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    More good info..
    Last edited by Delgado22; 10th September 2005, 14:54.

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    • #3
      Jane,

      "the El Moro Castle in Puerto Rico is actually bigger than the one in , despite the fact that is substantially larger than la Isla Del Encanto"

      What does this mean?

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      • #4
        I recovered this:

        Cuba, despite the fact that Cuba is substantially larger...
        If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
        Thomas Szasz

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        • #5
          JaneMas,

          Thanks for clearing that up!

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