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Facts about Panama

Administrative divisions: 11 provinces (provincias , singular - provincia) and 1 territory* (comarca); Bocas del Toro , Comarca Kuna Yala , Comarca Ngobe-Bugle , Chiriqui , Cocle , Colon , Darien , Herrera , Los Santos , Panama , San Blas*(Kuna Yala) , and Veraguas
Area: total: 78 ,200 sq km land: 75 ,990 sq km water: 2 ,210 sq km
Background: Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century , Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia , Ecuador , and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830 , Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing , Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977 , an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help , dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal , the area supporting the Canal , and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006 , Panamanians approved an ambitious plan to expand the Canal. The project , which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity , is expected to be completed in 2014-15.
Flag description: divided into four , equal rectangles; the top quadrants are white (hoist side) with a blue five-pointed star in the center and plain red; the bottom quadrants are plain blue (hoist side) and white with a red five-pointed star in the center
Capital: name: Panama geographic coordinates: 8 58 N , 79 32 W time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: tropical maritime; hot , humid , cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January) , short dry season (January to May)
Currency code: balboa (PAB); US dollar (USD)
Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70% , Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14% , white 10% , Amerindian 6%
Geographic coordinates: 9 00 N , 80 00 W
Geography note: strategic location on eastern end of isthmus forming land bridge connecting North and South America; controls Panama Canal that links North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean
Government type: constitutional democracy
Imports partners: Japan 28.7% , China 18.6% , Singapore 12.8% , US 12.5% (2007)
Internet country code: .pa
Land boundaries: 2 ,490 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 555 km border countries: Colombia 225 km , Costa Rica 330 km
Languages: Spanish (official) , English 14%; note - many Panamanians bilingual
Location: Central America , bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean , between Colombia and Costa Rica
Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
National holiday: Independence Day , 3 November (1903)
Nationality: noun: Panamanian(s) adjective: Panamanian
Natural hazards: occasional severe storms and forest fires in the Darien area
Population: 3 ,309 ,679 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 85% , Protestant 15%
Terrain: interior mostly steep , rugged mountains and dissected , upland plains; coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills
Unemployment rate: 6.4% (2007 est.)

Capital of Republic of Panama

Panamá (click to view Panamá map)

Places in Panama

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Panama. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Bocas del Toro Province (249 google map locations)
Chiriquí Province (768 google map locations)
Coclé Province (606 google map locations)
Colón Province (336 google map locations)
Darién Province (142 google map locations)
Herrera Province (460 google map locations)
Kuna Yala Indigenous Region (89 google map locations)
Los Santos Province (593 google map locations)
Panamá Province (829 google map locations)
Veraguas Province (1101 google map locations)

Random cities in Panama

Panamá, the capital city of Panama.

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