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Panama Facts

Panama's Information

Flag of Panama
Land Area 74,340 km2
Water Area 1,080 km2
Total Area 75,420km2 (#116)
Population 3,705,246 (#130)
Population Density 49.84/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $93.12 Billion
GDP Per Capita $22,800
Currency Balboa (PAB)
Largest Cities

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About Panama

  • Name: Panama
    (long form) Republic of Panama
  • Capital City: Panama City (880,691 pop.)
    (1,272,672 metro pop.)
  • Panama Population: 3,559,408 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Panama Balboa (PAB)
    (conversion rates)

    Panama Balboa

    One Panama Balboa
  • Ethnicity: Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%
  • GDP total: $56.83 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $15,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Panama City, San Miguelito, Tocumen, David, Arraijan, Colon, Las Cumbres, La Chorrera
  • Name: It is unclear where Panama's name originated. Some think it was named after a prevelant tree species located in the country. Others think the name means "many butterflies" in a native tongue.
  • Independence Day: November 3
  • Religion: Catholic (85%), Protestant (15%)
  • Symbols

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