Project: Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Project is a "Top-Level" project that serves as a central repository and directory for all those projects and sub-projects that have a direct relationship to Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is one of the 20 Latin American nations. Officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico), it is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic, and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is, by land area, the smallest of the Greater Antilles. With around 3.5 million people, it ranks third in population among that group of four islands, which include Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. The capital and largest city is San Juan. Due to its location, Puerto Rico has a tropical climate with warm weather year-round and does not observe daylight saving time. Its official languages are Spanish, which is prevalent, and English.
Today, people born in Puerto Rico are natural-born U.S. citizens. The territory operates under a local constitution, and Puerto Ricans elect their own governor. However, Puerto Rico lacks voting members in Congress and is subject to the plenary jurisdiction of the United States under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. As of 2015, Puerto Rico remains a U.S. territory, although a 2012 referendum showed a majority (54% of the electorate) in favor of a change in status, with full statehood the preferred option.
Currently Associated Projects
Projects in the Process of Formation
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- Typical Puerto Rican Food Barnum-281 17:53, 16 April 2015 (EDT)
Adding Associated Categories
If you create a Category that could be considered as Puerto Rican, please post [[Category:Puerto Rico]] at the top of the page for that category. Doing so will make it a sub-category of Project:Puerto Rico and automatically list it with all the other associated categories on the Category:Puerto_Rico page.
Please add the tag "puerto_rico" to any discussions in G2G involving a Puerto Rican project or sub-project.
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