Panama

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PANAMA is a narrow, S-shaped isthmus that links Central America and South America. It is only about 177 kilometers or 110 miles across at its widest point. Most of the country is mountainous, although the peaks are modest by Central American standards.

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The climate is tropical, with high temperatures throughout the year and only a short dry season from January to April.

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The economy depends on a wide variety of industries, including the production of coffee, sugar cane, bananas, maize, beans, rice, some cattle ranching, fishing, timber production, manufacturing, and oil refining. The economy is also heavily dependent on income from the Panama Canal, which provides a route for ships between the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.

The Canal has also ensured the strategic importance of Panama, particularly to its powerful neighbor, the USA.

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