We are about to unravel it’s mystery and beauty, so pull up a seat, grab some Empanadas and sprinkle on some 9º80º sauce. You won’t want to miss a thing!
Republic of Panamá
Culture & People
The Great Outdoors
Did You Know?
Capital: Panamá City (the only capital city that has a rain forest within the city limits)
Currency: Balboa & U.S. dollar (the first Latin American country to adopt the U.S. currency as its own)
Motto: “Pro Mundi Beneficio” (Latin) “For the Benefit of the World”
Location: Southernmost country of Central America. Connects North and South America
Best Known For: The Panamá Canal (The canal generates fully one-third of Panamá’s entire economy)
Size of Panamá: Slightly smaller than South Carolina
Drives on the: Right
Panamá is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
Panamá had their first female president in 1999 – Mireya Moscoso
The Panamá Railroad was the most expensive railroad ever built, as it cost 8 million dollars and took 5 years to build.
The country has set multi-world records in the area of bird watching and fishing, as it shelters more birds than the United States and Canada combined.