Porto to Puerto

Porto to Puerto

May 17, 1932 - It was on this day that the United States Congress changed "Porto Rico" into "Puerto Rico."

The anglicized "Porto" had been the official spelling since 1900, and that's the way it appears in documents like the Treaty of Paris and the Foraker Act.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The Spanish name translates to "Rich Port."

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