National Anthem Lyrics

Puerto Rico National Anthem

Puerto Rico National Anthem
The Borinquen Song (La Borinquena)


Lyrics
The land of Borinquen
where I have been born
is a flowery garden
of magical beauty.

A constantly clear sky
serves as its canopy
and placid lullabies are sung
by the waves at its feet.

When at her beaches Columbus arrived
full of awe he exclaimed,
"Oh!, oh!, oh!, this is the lovely land
that I seek"

Borinquen is the daughter,
the daughter of the sea and the sun.
Of the sea and the sun,
of the sea and the sun,
of the sea and the sun,
of the sea and the sun.


Flag History


The resemblance of this flag to that of Cuba is no coincidence, since the two were designed
by the same activists. This Puerto Rican flag was adopted in 1952.

Geographic Coordinates:
18 15 N, 66 30 W
Area:
13,790 sq km
Population:
3,977,663
Life Expectancy:
78.57 years
Government Type:
Commonwealth
Capital:
San Juan
GDP:
$68.14 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment:
12% (2002)
Currency:
U.S. Dollar (USD)
Calling Code:
+1 787, +1 939
Internet TLD:
.

 

 

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