Ensayo Descriptivo De Puertorico

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a small mountainous island that is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the United States. Located in the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Mayor Antilles. It is in the tropics and has approximately 239 plants, 16 birds and 39 amphibians/reptiles which are mostly found in the main island. The total territorial area of Puerto Rico, including the two small neighboring islands that are politically depended to Puerto Rico, is approximately 3,435 square miles. Puerto Rico’s ecology is fascinating and diverse, from forest that have endangered species to caves, from invasions to modern times.

Roughly 142 million years old, geologically wise Puerto Rico is relatively young and most of
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The most important cave in the west hemisphere is located in Puerto Rico.Río Camuy is also the third largest subterranean river in the world, and there are high quality sample of stalactites, stalagmites and bats.

Puerto Rico’s political geography is very complex. Since it is an unincorporated territory of the United States, it does not have any administrative divisions as characterized by the United States Government, but there are 78 municipalities. In the division of municipalities, there is another subdivision which is called “barrios” and those are again cut into sectors, suburbs, urbanizations, and ghettos. Every municipality has a municipal legislature and mayor which are elected and serve every 4 years. The first which is the largest municipality and the capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan, which was founded in 1521. There lays the fortress city, known as Old San Juan, back then it was impossible to be overtaken by any force, as seen by the fail attempts of Francis Drake, George Clifford, and General Balduino Enrico.

In this “fortress city” lies Castillo San Cristóbal, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and Fortin San Juan de la Cruz known locally as El Cañuelo, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the city wall is still surrounding, thus some walls are decaying due to sea

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