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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Puerto Rico.
Who wrote the Puerto Rican national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Puerto Rico officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Puerto Rico is "La Borinquena" which means in English "The Puerto Rican".
Puerto Rico's anthem lyrics were written by Manuel Fernandez JUNCOS and the music was written by Felix Astol ARTES.
Music Adopted 1952, Lyrics Adopted 1977; The Local Anthem's Name Is A Reference To The Indigenous Name Of The Island, Borinquen; The Music Was Originally Composed As A Dance In 1867 And Gained Popularity In The Early 20Th Century; There Is Some Evidence That The Music Was Written By Francisco RAMIREZ; As A Commonwealth Of The United States, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Is Official .
National anthem of Puerto Rico free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Puerto Rico's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Puerto Rico national anthem on Youtube
Puerto Rican anthem lyrics (Official English)
The land of Borinquen
where I was 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.
You can find more information about Puerto Rican anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Puerto Rican national anthem sheet music - See link.


Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican national symbol: Puerto Rican spindalis (bird); coqui (frog).

Puerto Rico flag

Conventional short form country name: Puerto Rico.
Conventional long form country name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Government Type: commonwealth.
Commonwealth is a nation, state, or other political entity founded on law and united by a compact of the people for the common good. 
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