Costume from Panama called la Pollera
Panama is located in the center of the Western Hemisphere, limiting on the north with the Caribbean Sea, on the south, with the Pacific Ocean, on the east with Colombia and on the west with Costa Rica, forming a link between Central America and South America.
The total area of the Republic has an extension of 75,517 square kilometers.
Population: 3,191,319 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Spanish (official), English 14% note: many Panamanians are bilingual.
What currency is used
in Panama ?
The currency is the "Balboa"
which is the same value as the US dollar. The US dollar is legal
tender in Panama, which doesn't print bank notes ( US dollar
notes are used ) but only mint its own coins.
How is the climate in
Panama has a tropical climate.
Temperatures are around 80 - 90 degrees Fahrenheit ( 25 - 30
Celsius ) and humidity is always high. There are only two
seasons, the dry season from December to April and the rainy
season from May to the end of the year.
What else is
- Electricity: 120V 60 Cycles in all
parts of the country.
- Time Zone: Panama is in Eastern
Standard Time Zone ( five hours behind GMT )
- Political System: A democratic
- Highest point: Volcan Baru 3475 m.
- How many islands are in San Blas:
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