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  • Here’s some facts about Puerto Rico, formerly known by the Taino people as BORIKEN.
  •  Puerto Rico is the country with the most cars per square mile in the world: 146 vehicles per street mile and 4,300 vehicles per square mile.
  •  Plaza Las Americas mall in San Juan is the most profitable mall per square foot in the world
  •  The highest grossing Borders book store in US territory is located in Puerto Rico.
  •  Busiest Toys “R” Us in the world is in Puerto Rico.
  •  The highest grossing Sears store in the World is in Puerto Rico.
  •  The highest selling Kmart in the US is in San Juan.
  •  The Radio Shack store in Plaza Las Americas mall is the busiest and highest grossing Radio Shack in the world.
  • The largest JC Penney store in the world (a full 4 stories) is located at Plaza Las Americas mall.
  • The Port of San Juan is the fourth busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere.
  • San Juan is the oldest city in US territory (Older than the city of St. Augustine, FL) and was founded in 1508 by Juan Ponce de Leon.
  • Piña Colada was “born” in PR in 1954.
  • The legal drinking age is 18.
  • Puerto Rico has won the Miss Universe pageant a record five times.
  • Puerto Rico has the only rain forest in the US- El Yunque.
  • The place in the world with more pharmaceutical companies per square mile is Puerto Rico.
  • There are about 1,100 people per square mile, a ratio higher than within any of the 50 states in the United States. Puerto Rico’s population density per square miles is among the world’s highest - only Bangladesh, The Maldives, Barbados, Taiwan, South Korea and the city-states of Hong Kong and Singapore are more crowded.
  • Puerto Rico is the third country in the world with more physicians in proportion to its population.
  • The Camuy river in Puerto Rico is among the top three longest underground rivers in the world.
  • Puerto Rico has one of the highest rates of alcohol consumption in the world.
  • The longest pool in the world is located in a hotel in Dorado, PR.
  • It is estimated that there is more Nickel in the mountains of Puerto Rico than the whole United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
  • There are more Puerto Ricans living in the rest of the United States than in the island of Puerto Rico itself.
  • La Fortaleza in San Juan is the oldest executive mansion in the New World.
  • The state of Florida was discovered by Puerto Rico’s first governor, Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
  • The first shot fired by the United States in World War I was in Puerto Rico by Lt. Teofilo Marxuach.
  • 86% of the rum drunk in the U.S. is from Puerto Rico.
  • Puerto Rico has one of the world’s highest productivity ratios.
  • The world’s highest concentrations of bioluminescent waters are in Puerto Rico.
  • Coffee grown and brewed in Puerto Rico is the official coffee of the Vatican.
  • Puerto Rico ranks 6th in the world when it comes to college graduates.
  • Puerto Ricans are the only people in the world who regularly applaud when a plane lands and when it reaches the gate.
  • Puerto Rico has more Gas Stations, Churches, Cars, Roads, and Walgreens per square mile than any other country in the world.
  • World biggest and largest radio telescope is in Puerto Rico.
  • Telemundo, the second largest Spanish language television station in the United States, was founded in Puerto Rico.
  • Puerto Rico has more rivers per square mile than any other place in the world.
  • The second radio station to be inaugurated in the US was in PR.
  • The longest running TV program was in Puerto Rico.
  • The first Emmy went to a Puerto Rican… Jose Ferrer. He also got the Academy award for the same role.
  • Rita Moreno got those two and one for Best Actress in a Broadway show. No one elso has matched that. The most outstanding soldier in Europe at the end of the Second WW was chosen from the Pueto Rican 66th Infantry.
  • One of the three still living WWI veterans is a Puerto Rican.