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Where is Panama Located?

Panama is the southernmost country found in Central America on the isthmus that connects North America to South America. It shares boarders with Costa Rica to the North West and Columba to the South East. It also has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Panama is located at the latitude and longitude of 09° 00 N and 80° 00 W. It has the second largest rainforest in the world and has many large rivers and mountains. Panama has a tropical climate and experiences a wet season and a dry season. The Republic of Panama controls the Panama Canal which connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. It was originally a Spanish country but then joined a union with Columbia, Ecuador and Venezuela. It later became its own republic with backing from the United States.

Interesting facts about Panama

  • The official language of Panama is Spanish
  • The capital city of Panama is Panama City
  • It is a constitutional Democracy
  • Its total land area is 75,517 km2 or 29,157 sq mi
  • Panama become a republic in the year 2000
  • Many people in Panama also speak English
  • Panama was occupied by the Spanish in the 16th century
  • They became part of the Republic of Gran Colombia in 1821
  • They became a U.S protectorate in 1903
  • The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914
  • Control of the Canal was given to Panama in 1977

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