Panama Country Profile

Capital: Panama City

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Travel Advice: Panama Travel Advice

Visas: Panama Visa Information

Vaccinations: Panama Vaccination Information

Panama is a country in Central America located on the Isthmus of Panama, the narrow bridge of land that connects North America and South America. Embracing the isthmus and more than 1,600 islands off its Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the tropical nation is renowned as the site of the Panama Canal, which cuts through its midsection.

Since 1914 the 51-mile- (82-km-) long canal, above,  which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, has afforded a long-sought shortcut for shipping and assures the country’s standing as one of the most strategic transportation hubs of the world.

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