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78,200 km2
Panama (Listeni /ˈpænəmɑː/), officially the Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá; pronounced ), is the southernmost country of Central America.
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.
Panama has the third or fourth largest economy in Central America and it is also the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America.
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Bandera de Panama en el Cerro Ancon visto desde su base Guillermo Endara Galimany, ganador de las elecciones de 1989 que fueron anuladas por el General Noriega, asume el cargo de presidente y restablece el orden constitucional.
Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica (and North America) to the northwest.
The capital, Panama City, is a modern, sophisticated metropolis that resembles Miami and has established commerce, arts, fashion and dining.
Panama is known as the "Crossroads of the Americas" due to its privileged position between North and South America.
Panama occupies the southeastern end of the isthmus forming the land bridge between North and South America. Cities: Capital-Panama City (1.7 million, metropolitan area). Other cities-Colon (204,000), David (179,674). Terrain: Mountainous (highest elevation Cerro Volcan Baru, 3,475 m.-11,468 ft.
Panamanians in Panama City are bilingual. Education: Years compulsory-primary grades 1-6, or through age 15. Attendance-95% for primary school-age children, 62.2% for secondary, 34.9% for tertiary. Literacy-92.6% overall; urban 94%; rural 62%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2010)-11.97 deaths/1,000 live births.
Panama is rich in folklore and popular traditions. Lively salsa-a mixture of Latin American popular music, rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock-is a Panamanian specialty, and Ruben Blades its best-known performer.
dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia.
were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) 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.
erosion threatens siltation of Panama Canal; air pollution in urban areas; mining threatens natural resources Environment - international agreements: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
Less than an hour from Panama City by boat, Taboga has long called to Panamanians, who descend on the island on weekends.
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In Panama, American Expats Open Hotels and Restaurants By EMILY FIFFERNovember 21, 2010 Panama is drawing more and more American expatriates, some of whom are opening businesses there.
A Paris court has convicted former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega for laundering drug money in France in the 1980s and ordered him to spend seven years in prison, Wednesday July 7, 2010. Noriega already spent 20 years in U.S. custody for drug trafficking and was extradited to France in April to stand trial on charges here.
Trump Panama hotel his international debut Sun 19 Jun 2011 Latin America's biggest building, and Donald Trump's first international property, opens July 6 in Panama City. The Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower Panama has 369 rooms, 47 luxury...
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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Panama is a constitutional democracy with an executive branch led by a president who is elected to a 5-year term, a unicameral legislature, and judicial branch. The country is divided into 9 provinces and three indigenous territories known as comarcas.
Panama has a rapidly developing economy but suffers from a weak, non-transparent judiciary. Outside the Panama City area, which has many first-class hotels and restaurants, tourist facilities vary in quality. The U.S.
Panama to advance to the final of the Concacaf Gold Cup.
against union organizers in Colombia and weak laws in Panama on labor protections.
How a Panamanian man's discovery triggered a global hunt for tainted toothpaste manufactured in China. More Multimedia » Panama A list of resources about Panama as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times.
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Travel Alert: Some areas of Panama are risky for travellers; see the Dangers & Annoyances section for details. Advertising Advertisement Unfettered by tourist crowds, Panama’s natural gifts shine.
Until its anticipated tourism boom explodes, however, Panama remains accessible to backpackers on a budget, and there’s no shortage of beaches, mountains and rain forests to explore.
Panama is also home to one of Central America’s most independent indigenous groups, the Kuna, who live autonomously in the Comarca de Kuna Yala; as well as one of the last true frontiers in the Americas, the infamous Darién Province.
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also Panama City The capital and largest city of Panama, in the central part of the country on the Gulf of Panama. The original city was founded in 1519, destroyed in 1671, and rebuilt a short distance away in 1673. Population: 408,000.
584,803), central Panama, capital and largest city of Panama, on the Gulf of Panama. Founded in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Ávila, the city flourished in early colonial times as the Pacific port of transshipment of Andean riches to Spain.
the Panama Canal brought assured prosperity, and American sanitary measures and disease control made Panama a clean and healthful tropical city.
Province, Panama– August 10, 1988 in Miami, Florida) was president of Panama on three occasions: 1940–41, 1949–51, and for two weeks in October 1968.
Guillermo Jones (born 1972-05-05 in Colon, Panama) is a Panamanian boxer best known for losing three world title fights in controversial decisions. http://wn.
1963) is the Vice President of Panama, beginning his five-year term on July 1, 2009. Along with President Ricardo Martinelli, he was elected on May 3, 2009 and sworn in on July 1, 2009.
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A 17-year-old Panama City Beach girl was killed in a traffic crash on Back Beach Road late Wednesday afternoon.
Panama hats are seen for sale at the Henley Royal Regatta, in Henley-on-Thames, southern England, June 29, 2011. The annual event was first held in 1839. Off the water, competitors and spectators must adhere to the strict rules that have traditionally...
help remind Panamanians of all the damage Noriega did to the country. Panamanian officials tried twice to auction off the weed-choked estate they valued at $2.5 million in Panama City's... 6.
CITY (AP) — Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli says a mansion once owned by former dictator Manuel Noriega will be knocked down to make way for a park since the government hasn't found any buyers.
Map of PanamaMap of Panama Republic of Panama President: Ricardo Martinelli (2009) Land area: 29,340 sq mi (75,991 sq km); total area: 30,193 sq mi (78,200 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 3,410,676 (growth rate: 1.
The southernmost of the Central American nations, Panama is south of Costa Rica and north of Colombia. The Panama Canal bisects the isthmus at its narrowest and lowest point, allowing passage from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina.
Explored by Columbus in 1502 and by Balboa in 1513, Panama was the principal shipping point to and from South and Central America in colonial days. In 1821, when Central America revolted against Spain, Panama joined Colombia, which had already declared its independence.
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between Canada and Panama tips in favor of Panama, representing a surplus of 10 million USD mainly due to the mining sector, engineer Carlos Salazar said Wednesday.