Panama Facts and History

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Flag of Panama
National Flag of Panama

Interesting facts about Panama

  • Official Name: República de Panamá (Republic of Panama)
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [71])
  • President: Laurentino Cortizo
  • Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau
  • GDP: 66.8 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Population: 4.246 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Spanish
  • Currency: Panamanian balboa
  • Timezone: GMT+5
  • Area: 75,517 km²
  • Dialing Code: +507
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Cordillera de Talamanca,San Blas Range,Serranía de Majé,Serranía del Darién
  • Major Rivers: Rio Balsas,Rio Changuinola,Rio Chucunaque
  • Continent: North America
  • Border Countries: Panama is a country on the Isthmus of Panama, the landbridge between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, that links North and South America. It is bordered by Colombia and Costa Rica.

Map of Panama

National Symbols of Panama

  • National Bird: Harpy Eagle
  • National Anthem: “Himno Nacional de Panama”
  • National Animal: Panamanian golden frogs
  • National Flower: Peristeria elata
  • National Poet: Ricardo Miró Denis
  • National Game: Baseball