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Panama is the southernmost country in the continent of North America.
Theodore Roosevelt's gunboat diplomacy[?] and the United States military separated Panama from Colombia and made it a puppet state in 1903 to build and dominate the unborn Panama Canal.
Panama in located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.
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 Panama (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Much of Panama's domestic politics and international diplomacy in the 20th century was tied to the Panama Canal and the foreign policy of the United States.
Panama is a republic with three branches of government: executive and legislative branches elected by direct vote for 5-year terms, and an independently appointed judiciary.
Panama is located in both North and Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.
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 Property Frontiers | Panama : Geography
Panama 's current population is estimated to be 2.95 million, with a growth rate of 2.0%.
Panama City is the capital city and is located on the Pacific coast, at the mouth of the Panama Canal.
Panama 's climate is tropical with little seasonal variation in temperatures, which range from 21C at night to 32C during the day all year round.
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 Panama History-Geography-Annual Climatic Stations-The Panama Canal-Coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Panama known internationally by its concentricity geographical, being the waist of America, is situated among the 77° 09' 24" and the 83° 03' 77" of western length and among the 7° 12' AND the 9° 38' of north latitude.
Panama al the same as the remainder of the countries of the region was inhabited by Hispanic pre cultural groups before its discovery by Spanish Rodrigo de Bastidas in the year of 1501.
The tradition transited of Panama is initiated exactly in the epoch in which since the City of Panama did Portobelo and San Lorenzo in the Caribbean large wealth represented were transported as an objective of gold, silver and precious stones through the Camino Real and that of Crossings for to be embarked to Spain.
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 Tame Seas (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Panama lies within the tropics, and about one-third its area is covered with rain forest.
Panama’s climate is warm and humid, moderated by the two oceans that bathe its 1,500 miles of coastline.
West of Panama’s central zone is the Interior, including the province of Coclé, with its capital at Penomoné, and the province of Veraguas, centered on its capital of Santiago.
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 Panama Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Panama still possesses substantial forest reserves, although the agricultural demands of rapid population growth have resulted in significant and accelerating deforestation.
Panama was subordinated to the viceroyalty of Peru and remained in this status until 1717, when it was transferred to New Granada.
Panama, still thought to be a center for the illegal drug industry, continued to struggle in the early 1990s to stabilize and develop its economy as the nation prepared for final transfer of the canal, canal area, and remaining military bases to Panama at the turn of the century.
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 Information about Panama
Today Panama continues to be the crossroad of the world with its canal (www.pancanal.com), the “Eighth Wonder of the World, transporting goods and passengers all over the world.
Panama is also privileged to be home to the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research, the world's primary tropical scientific investigation center, which for 80 years has been cataloging and monitoring this vast ecological heritage.
Panama is the "affordable exotic destination", meaning it offers exotic, unique and off-the-beaten-path kind of experiences with no tourist hordes and plenty of pristine nature.
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Panama is located on the narrowest and lowest part of the Isthmus of Panama that links North America and South America.
Slightly smaller than South Carolina, Panama encompasses approximately 77,082 square kilometers, is 772 kilometers in length, and is between 60 and 177 kilometers in width.
Panama's two coastlines are referred to as the Caribbean (or Atlantic) and Pacific, rather than the north and south coasts.
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 Panama - More Than A Canal
Panama City and Colon derive an international flavor from populations of Chinese, Italians, Greeks, Arabs, and English-speaking fls; the majority of the nation’s residents are of mixed Spanish and Indian blood (Mestizo’s).
Panama’s golden Huacas, using the Lost Wax process being a prime example of the craftmanship of these Indians.
The transport of mail between Panama and Oregon in the Pacific and between New York and Chagres on the Atlantic coast, was granted to a syndicate headed by William Henry Aspinwall, a New York financier and a grand-uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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 Panama - Gurupedia
Panama was part of the Spain's colonies in America until 1821 when it seceded and joined the
Indeed much of Panama's domestic politics and international diplomacy in the 20th century was tied to the Panama Canal.
In 1968, Gen. Omar Torrijos took over the reigns of government and was the virtual strongman of Panama until his death in an airplane accident in 1981.
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 Panama (10/06)
The United States froze economic and military assistance to Panama in the summer of 1987 in response to the domestic political crisis in Panama and an attack on the U.S. Embassy.
Panama is a member of the UN General Assembly and most major UN agencies and has served three terms as a member of the UN Security Council.
Panama also is one of the founding members of the Union of Banana Exporting Countries and belongs to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.
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 Panama Overview | Panama Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Panama is thus a curious but exhilarating combination of cultural influence.
Panama borders Colombia to the east, Costa Rica to the west, and the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean to the north and south.
The majority of the population live either around the Canal and main cities of Panama City and Colón (the two cities which control the entrance and exit of the Canal) or in the Pacific lowlands and the adjacent mountains.
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 AllRefer.com - Panama, city, Panama (Panama Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Construction of the Panama Canal brought assured prosperity, and American sanitary measures and disease control made Panama a clean and healthful tropical city.
Panama City is no longer a port; commerce is handled through neighboring Balboa.
In Dec., 1989, Panama City was invaded by U.S. troops (see Panama), resulting in serious municipal damage and substantial civilian casualties.
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 IFFISO : Panama Financial Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Panama attempted to secede from Gran Colombia four times between 1849-1855, during which time a treaty was made with the USA to build the Panama Railroad.
On November 3, 1903, Panama, with US backing, seceded from Colombia and was recognised by the rest of the world as the Republic of Panama (although not by Colombia which withheld recognition until 1921 when the USA agreed to pay compensation of US$25 million).
Panama has a relatively prosperous economy based on agriculture, light industry, revenues from the Panama Canal and the service sector.
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 The Panama Canal (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Panama's arched shape reflects both its role as a bridge between continents and as a passageway between oceans.
Panama's Pacific coast later became the springboard for invasions of Peru, and the wealth generated by these incursions was carried overland from the Pacific port of Panama (City) to Nombre de Dios.
Panama is predominantly Roman Catholic, but there are sizable Muslim and Protestant minorities and small numbers of Hindus and Jews.
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 City of Panama City Florida -Bay County Fl Vacation Information
Panama City is a city located in Bay County, Florida.
Panama City is located at 30°10'28" North, 85°39'52" West (30.174451, -85.664480)1.
When Panama City was incorporated in 1909, its original city limits were 15th Street (Hwy 98) on the north, Balboa Avenue on the west and Bay Avenue on the east.
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 Learn about Panama
Panama shares its borders with Costa Rica to the north and Colombia to the south and connects Central and South America.
Panama developed into an important Spanish settlement and subsequently became the threshold for the conquest of Peru and the downfall of the Inca Empire.
Panama’s official language is Spanish, however English is widely spoken as a second language in the main cities of Panama and Colon.
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 PANAMA World Geography, Indian PANAMA, It is an inter-oceanic waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans ...
The Panama Canal company is the corporate agency created by U.S. Congress to maintain and operate the canal as well as to conduct business.
Panama Canal company was formed which was headed by Ferdinande Lesseps- the builder of the Suez Canal.
Following Panama’s declaration of Independence from Columbia in 1903 and the conclusion of the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty between the U.S.A and Panama in that year, Canal building rights passed into the U.S. hands.
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 Panama Information Vacation Travel Tourism
Panama is the southernmost of the Central American countries bordered on the west by Costa Rica, on the east by Colombia, on the north by the Caribbean coastline and on the south by the Pacific coastline.
Panama is one of the safest tourist destinations in the region.
Panama is in general a casual city, with formal attire being used on special occasions.
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 Panama Geography
For example, a transit of the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Caribbean involves travel not to the east but to the northwest, and in Panama City the sunrise is to the east over the Pacific.
The country claims the seabed of the continental shelf, which has been defined by Panama to extend to the 500-meter submarine contour.
Although nearly 40 percent of Panama is still wooded, deforestation is a continuing threat to the rain-drenched woodlands.
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 Geography of Panama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Panama is a country located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.
Panama encompasses approximately 77,082 square kilometers, is 772 kilometers in length, and is between 60 and 177 kilometers in width.
Panama is also home to Balboa Hill, which offers a view of both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Facts About Panama
With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone).
The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914.
The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were turned over to Panama by or on 31 December 1999.
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 Panama: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
It is marked by a chain of mountains in the west, moderate hills in the interior, and a low range on the east coast.
For canal rights in perpetuity, the U.S. paid Panama $10 million and agreed to pay $250,000 each year, which was increased to $430,000 in 1933 and to $1,930,000 in 1955.
The Panama Canal - Holiday Returns After a century of operation, the U.S. is returning the Panama Canal to its...
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 Panama Canal Cruise, Panama Tour, Adventure Tour Panama, Panama Canal Tour, Panama Eco Tour
Panama has long been known to travelers for the fascinating history and geography of the Panama Canal, but in recent years it has also developed a formidable reputation for offering some of the most interesting tropical nature to be found anywhere.
Other jungle paths hold rusted machinery — relics from the construction of the Panama Canal that are now hidden in a tangle of timeless growth.
We’ll see the rainforests that blanket Panama from the Pacific to the Caribbean, and we’ll travel with an outstanding guide.
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 Panama - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Panama is located on the Isthmus of Panama in Central America.
It is bound by the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east.
On Dec. 20, 1989 the US invaded Panama and Guillermo Endara Galimany, the candidate said to have won the 1989 elections, was installed as the "Constitution President".
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 PANAMA RAFTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
One of the main characteristics of Panama's geography, besides its abundant green areas, are its tropical jungles traversed by extensive rivers with their abrupt trajectories.
Tour Operator in Panama provide everything that is necessary to enjoy this adventure, and help you find in these deep rivers the degrees of difficulty that visitors demand.
The same is true of the opportunity to practice this exciting adventure thanks to the extensive trajectory of the river and certain demanding stretches where you can experience the greatest challenge of your life with nature.
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 Geography of Panama: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
In most places, when a drawbridge is open, the only land vehicle that can claim priority over boats is a truck hauling the US mail.
Geography - note: strategic location on eastern end of isthmus forming land bridge connecting North and South America; controls Panama Canal that links North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean
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