Panama Country Profile

Capital: Panama City

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Travel Advice: Panama Travel Advice

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The Republic of Panama is a transcontinental country in Central America and South America.

The country recorded a population of 4.177 million in 2018 and 75,517 km2.

Its capital and largest city is Panama City located in the east-central region of the country.

Other urban centres are Colon City, David, La Chorrera, Santiago and Changuinola.

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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