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Puerto Rico


History of Jewish immigration

Puerto Rico currently has the Caribbean's biggest Jewish Community with nearly 3,000 Jews.

Progenies of France, the low countries of Europe and Curacao are known.
Colonies also escaped the Spanish Inquisition.

After World War II, many central and eastern European Jews came to the Island.

After the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro in 1959, many Jews fled from there to Puerto Rico, so most of the current population are descendants of those Jews who fled Cuba.

A little about the country

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States with self-governing status located.
Its west coast is also situated about 2,000 kilometers (1,280 miles) from the coast of Florida, the nearest mainland.

The archipelago of Puerto Rico includes the main island of Puerto Rico, the smallest of the Greater Antilles, and a number of smaller islands and cays, of which the largest are: Mona, Vieques and Culebra.

By 2004 , the population was about 3,940,000 inhabitants.
It is an island with tropical climate and, despite its size, it has a diversity of ecosystems: dry and wet forests, karst region, mountainous areas, coastal and marine ecosystems, etc. .

Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens since 1917, when the U.S. Congress passed the Jones Act .
Is administratively divided into seventy-eight municipalities and its capital is the city of San Juan.

Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking island. Legally it is bilingual, in the sense that both the Spanish and English are official languages