Panama Geography and Population

Panama – Geography Panama is characterized by mountain ranges that run east-west. To the west, the mountains are volcanic, a continuation of the Cordilleras. The highest point is the volcano Baru (3475 m) near the border with Costa Rica. The plateaus between the mountain ranges are fertile. In several places, the coastal lowlands towards the […]

Landmarks of Panama

Landmarks of Panama

The Republic of Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. Panama is best known for the Panama Canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the twentieth century, the presence of this huge canal has contributed greatly to the economic growth that the country has experienced in that period. Although management of the […]

Panama Economy

Panama Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax System Basic data According to cheeroutdoor.com, Panama has been Latin America’s fastest growing economy for the past two decades. However, due to its unique position in international trade, it has been disproportionately affected by the severe economic downturn caused by the COVID pandemic. […]

History in Panama

History in Panama

The Indians began to settle on the territory of the Isthmus of Panama several millennia ago. At first they were engaged in agriculture, and later – in metallurgy. The Spaniards first landed on the western shores of what is now Panama in 1501. They called these lands Golden Castile. The colonization of the Isthmus of […]

Panama History

Panama History

The colonial period According to localcollegeexplorer, the Isthmus of Panama was conquered by the Spaniards between 1502 and 1513: first called Castilla de Oro, from 1514 it was united with the Colombian region and from 1542 it entered the viceroyalty of Peru. In the 18th century, with Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, it was part of […]

City of Panama Overview

City of Panama Overview

Places of interest Metropolitan Natural Park Located within the limits of the city of Panama Capital. This is the closest protected tropical forest to an urban area in the Americas. It is here where the Smithsonian Institute conducts scientific research on the ecology of the forest canopy. In this park you can walk the marked […]

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Travel to Panama

For those who dare to go far from Sweden’s borders and want to experience an amazing nature, Panama is a clear destination. The total area of ​​the whole country is as small as Svealand, but still they have managed to crowd huge volcanoes, houses that reach all the way up to the clouds and a […]