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About Panama in detail
Where is Panama?
Panama, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 8 58 N 79 32 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.
What is the capital of Panama?
The capital city of Panama is: Panama City.
What is the time in Panama City?
It is same time as Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Panama City is: UTC-5.
What is the Internet code for Panama?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Panama is: .pa
What is the size of Panama?
The territory of Panama is total: 75,420 sq km; land: 74,340 sq km, water: 1,080 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina.
If we would like to walk around and discover Panama, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 687 km.
What is the water coverage of Panama?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Panama is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,490 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Panama?
The climate of Panama is tropical maritime: hot, humid, cloudy: prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May).
Geographical data of Panama
The elevation of Panama; mean elevation: 360 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Volcan Baru 3,475 m.
The typical geographical details of Panama include interior mostly steep, rugged mountains with dissected, upland plains; coastal plains with rolling hills.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Panama is 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.
Resources and land use of Panama
The country’s main mined products are copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 30.5%; arable land 7.3%; permanent crops 2.5%; permanent pasture 20.7%; forest: 43.6%; other: 25.9% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Panama
The number of inhabitants of Panama is 3,705,246 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population is concentrated towards the center of the country, particularly around the Canal, but a sizeable segment of the populace also lives in the far west around David; the eastern third of the country is sparsely inhabited.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 66.6% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Panama is concentrated in PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.673 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Panama
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Native American 12.3% (Ngabe 7.6%, Kuna 2.4%, Embera 0.9%, Bugle 0.8%, other 0.4%, unspecified 0.2%), black or African descent 9.2%, mulatto 6.8%, white 6.7% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Panama
The spoken languages in Panama are the following: Spanish (official language), indigenous languages (including Ngabere (or Guaymi), Buglere, Kuna, Embera, Wounaan, Naso (or Teribe), and Bri Bri), Panamanian English Creole (similar to Jamaican English Creole; a mixture of English and Spanish with elements of Ngabere; also known as Guari Guari and Colon Creole), English, Chinese (Yue and Hakka), Arabic, French Creole, other (Yiddish, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese). Note: many Panamanians are bilingual.
What are the most important religions in Panama?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%.
Further population data of Panama
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 26.7% (male 504,990 / female 484,338) 15-24 years: 17.11% (male 323,034 / female 311,099) 25-54 years: 40.31% (male 756,400 / female 737,205) 55-64 years: 7.72% (male 141,582 / female 144,414) 65 years and over: 8.16% (male 138,922 / female 163,262) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Panama is 1.3% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Panama the birth rate is 18.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Panama the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Panama, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Panama are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Panama
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Panama's dollar-based economy rests primarily on a well-developed services sector that accounts for more than three-quarters of GDP. Services include operating the Panama Canal, logistics, banking, the Colon Free Trade Zone, insurance, container ports, flGrowth will be bolstered by the Panama Canal expansion project that began in 2007 and was completed in 2016 at a cost of $5.3 billion - about 10-15% of current GDP. The expansion project will more than double the Canal's capacity, enabling it to accommodaStrong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity, as Panama has the second worst income distribution in Latin America. About one-fourth of the population lives in poverty; however, from 2006 to 2012 poverty was reduced by 10 p.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Panama is $55.23 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Panama is 5.2% (2016 estimate) 5.8% (2015 estimate) 6.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Panama this is $22,800 (2016 estimate) $22,100 (2015 estimate) $21,300 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Panama produces?
The main agricultural products of Panama are bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling.
Drinking water source in Panama
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.7% of population, rural: 86.6% of population, total: 94.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.3% of population, rural: 11.4% of population, total: 5.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Panama
In Panama the average number of childbirth is 2.33 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Panama
The average age of the population is total: 28.9 years; male: 28.5 years, female: 29.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Panama it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Panama is -0.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Panama a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Panama
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Panama density of the hospital beds is 2.2 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Panama the degree of risk: intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrheavectorborne disease: dengue fever. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Panama the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Panama is 26.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Panama? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Panama are occasional severe storms and forest fires in the Darien area.
More interesting facts about Panama
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. 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. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. An ambitious expansion project to more than double the Canal's capacity - by allowing for more Canal transits and larger ships - was carried out between 2007 and 2016..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Panama: 3 November 1903 (from Colombia; became independent from Spain on 28 November 1821).
The flag and other symbols of Panama
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, divided into four, equal rectangles; the top quadrants are white (hoist side) with a blue five-pointed star in the center and plain red; the bottom quadrants are plain blue (hoist side) and white with a red five-pointed star in the center; the blue and red colors are those of the main political parties (Conservatives and Liberals respectively) and the white denotes peace between them; the blue star stands for the civic virtues of purity and honesty, the red star signifies authority and law.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Panama: harpy eagle; national colors: blue, white, red.
Constitution of Panama
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Panama?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Panama is civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Justice.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Panama, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional (71 seats; 45 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies - populous towns and cities - by proportional representation vote and 26 directly elected in single-seat constituencies - outlying rural districts - by plurality vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 4 May 2014 (next to be held in May 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PRD 26, CD 25, Panamenista 16, MOLIRENA 2, PP 1, independent 1; note - only 57 deputies were officially installed because fourteen runners-up challenged the election.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Panama
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Panama the labor force is 1.611 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Panama is total: 10.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 10.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 9.4 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Panama is 4.5% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Panama, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.1% highhest 10%: 40.1% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Panama the GINI index is .51,9 (2010 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Panama the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.1% highhest 10%: 40.1% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Panama
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Panama is; revenues: $11.7 billion, expenditures: $12.41 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.2% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Panama is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Panama
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1% (2016 estimate), 0.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 7.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Panama
Panama, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Panama is: $15.19 billion (2016 estimate), $15.92 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fruit and nuts, fish, iron and steel waste, wood.
The most important imported products are: fuels, machinery, vehicles, iron and steel rods, pharmaceuticals, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 25.9%, China 9.6%, Mexico 5.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Panama
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Panama, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 61.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Panama, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Panama; domestic and international facilities well-developeddomestic: mobile-cellular telephone subscribership has increased rapidlyinternational: country code - 507; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1), the MAYA-1, and PAN-AM submarine cable systems that together provide links to the US and parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America; satellite earth (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Panama
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Panama: 117 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Panama: total: 15,137 km, paved: 6,351 km, unpaved: 8,786 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Panama: 800 km (includes the 82-km Panama Canal that is being widened) (2011).
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Facts about Panama
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Panama, conventional short form: Panama, local long form: Republica de Panama, local short form: Panama, etymology: according to tradition, the name derives from a former indigenous fishing village and its nearby beach that were called "Panama" meaning "an abundance of fish".
|Abbrevation: Panama||Geographic coordinates:
9 00 N, 80 00 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Panama: Panama City||GPS of the Capital:
8 58 N 79 32 W
|Position: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica|
|Land area: total: 75,420 sq km; land: 74,340 sq km, water: 1,080 sq km||Terrain: interior mostly steep, rugged mountains with dissected, upland plains; coastal plains with rolling hills
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than South Carolina|
|Population: 3,705,246 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.3% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.85 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $15.19 billion (2016 estimate), $15.92 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $22.08 billion (2016 estimate), $22.48 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 25.9%, China 9.6%, Mexico 5.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 66.6% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.673 million (2015)||Median age: total: 28.9 years; male: 28.5 years, female: 29.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 1.873 million. Percent of population: 51.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 620,436. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 6.947 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 190 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.5% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Panamanian(s) adjective: Panamanian||National holidays: Independence Day, 3 November (1903)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.6 years. Male: 75.8 years, female: 81.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.33 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95%; male: 95.7%, female: 94.4% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Justice||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling||Industrial production growth rate: 4.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 5.2% (2016 estimate) 5.8% (2015 estimate) 6.1% (2014 estimate)|
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