Is Puerto Rico part of the US?

Puerto Rico 
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos. Its Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive, centuries-old fortresses.

Is Puerto Rico part of the US?
Puerto Ricans have been citizens of the United States since 1917, and can move freely between the island and the mainland. As it is not a state, Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950.

Why is Puerto Rico not a state of USA? 
The political status of Puerto Rico is that of an unincorporated territory of the United States. As such, the island is neither a sovereign nation nor a U.S. state. Because of that ambiguity, the territory, as a polity, lacks certain rights but enjoys certain benefits that other polities have or lack.

What is the benefit of having Puerto Rico as a territory? 
As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans receive many of the same financial benefits, and liabilities, of their mainland counterparts. They pay most federal taxes, including payroll, Social Security and Medicare taxes. But they do not pay federal personal income taxes. Puerto Ricans receive many, but not all, federal benefits
Puerto Rico flag USA Islands

Flag of Puerto Rico :
The flag of Puerto Rico represents and symbolizes the island of Puerto Rico and its people. The origins of the current flag of Puerto Rico, adopted by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1952. 

Why is the Puerto Rican flag the same as the Cuban flag?
Meeting in New York in 1895, they decided to adopt the same design of the Cuban flag, but inverting the colors. The Puerto Rican flag has red and white stripes and a white star on a blue triangle. The Cuban flag has blue and white stripes and a white star on a red triangle. ... The flag was first used on December 22, 1895.

What does the Puerto Rican flag mean?
Each part of this flag has its own meaning. The three red stripes represent the blood from the brave warriors. The two white stripes represent the victory and peace that they would have after gaining independence. The white star represented the island of Puerto Rico. The blue represents the sky and blue coastal waters.

How many flags did Puerto Rico have?
Each of the 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico has adopted flags which represent the region and its people. Most of the designs of these flags derive their symbolism from the region's Coat of Arms.

Why is Puerto Rico not a state?
The political status of Puerto Rico is that of an unincorporated territory of the United States. As such, the island is neither a sovereign nation nor a U.S. state. Because of that ambiguity, the territory, as a polity, lacks certain rights but enjoys certain benefits that other polities have or lack.

Best Place of Puerto Rico

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Church Town Puerto Rico 
The Catholic Church in Puerto Rico is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome.
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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro, is a citadel built
between 16th and 18th centuries in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Doorway Fort Puerto Rico 
If you’re planning a trip to Puerto Rico, visiting El Viejo San Juan is a must. The old part of the island’s capital is rich in history and culture. Home to the famous El Morro, a 16th century citadel, it’s one of the most visited places on the island. But Old San Juan isn’t just impressive because of its history, delicious food, and local shops; it’s also beautifully structured.


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Cemetery in San Juan

Cemetery in San Juan Puerto Rico USA
Cemetery In San Juan

The Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is a colonial-era cemetery located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the final resting place of many of Puerto Rico's most prominent natives and residents. Construction began in 1863 under the auspices of Ignacio Mascaro. 
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Street architecture Puerto Rico 


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Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico 
Casa BACARDÍ is the home of the most awarded rum — visit the world's largest premium rum distillery in Puerto Rico. Learn about the past, present and future. Relive the history and see how BACARDÍ evolved from being a small rum manufacturer to becoming the untamable spirit that it is today. Enjoy a cocktail at our waterfront Bat Bar Pavilion, then join your guided tour to discover how we make BACARDÍ rum and our family owned company’s history of craft and innovation.

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