Puerto Rico's flag
was designed about 1895 and was officially adopted in 1952. On the
seal, the lamb symbolizes peace and brotherhood. The letters F and
I stand for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.
Puerto Rico «PWAIR tuh REE koh or PAWR tuh REE koh», is a
beautiful, fertile island about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers)
southeast of Florida. It forms part of the boundary between the
Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The pleasant climate, sandy
beaches, and resort hotels attract a large number of tourists from
the United States mainland. Puerto Rico is a possession of the
United States, with commonwealth status. Its official name is
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.