Puerto Rico

Learn a few fun facts about Puerto Rico and enjoy our collection of flag and map printables, including a flag colouring page.

A colourful street in San Juan, Puerto Rico
A colourful street in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Learn a Little about Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico is an unincoporated territory of the US, lying approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, in the Caribbean Sea.
  • The country has a population of approximately 3.75 million, but another 5 million people visit each year - many arriving by cruise ship. Spanish and English are the official languages.
  • The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan, which is situation on the the main island. There are several smaller islands too.
  • Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico in 1493 and the island became a Spanish colony. It remained Spanish until the end of the 19th century, despite attempts by the French, Dutch and British to take it away from them!
  • Spaniards joined the indigenous Taino people to live on the island, followed later by African slaves.
  • The United States acquired Puerto Rico in 1898, after the Spanish-American War, and in 1917 all Puerto Ricans were granted American citizenship and freedom of movement.

The coqui frog is native to Puerto Rico
The coqui frog is native to Puerto Rico

  • The coqui frog is native to Puerto Rico. They are onomatopoeically named, which means that their name sounds like the noise they make. They are very noisy at night!
  • Basketball and boxing are popular sports, and Playa Quique Bravo is one of the world's best surfing and windsurfing beaches.

The Puerto Rico Flag

Flag of Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico flag consists of 5 red and white stripes and a blue triangle on the left with a single white five-pointed star. The white star represents the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It was adopted in 1952.  

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Puerto Rico Flag Printable

Puerto Rico Flag Printable

Here is a printable flag for Puerto Rico. Download the pdf file and then choose from 5 different sizes...

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