Facts about Panama
Official languages: Spanish, English
Capital: Panama City
Area: 78,200 km²
Population: 3.4 million residents
Population density: 43.61 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .pa
ISO codes: PA, PAN, 591
The telephone code for Panama is +507
Flag of Panama
The flag of Panama is divided into four fields – along one diagonal it is a full blue and red field, along the other it is a white field bearing a blue and red star. Due to its strategic geographical location, Panama has always been at the center of interest of commercial powers. It was first ruled by the Spanish, later by the Colombians, and became independent only in 1903. Shortly after that, the United States began building the Panama Canal here, which was completed in 1914. The flag, designed by President Amador Guerre, is supposed to express an effort to solve the structural problems of domestic politics caused by significant external interventions in the running of the country. The blue and red colors represent right and left, and the white background on the fields with stars represents peace.
Panama (Spanish: Panamá) is a state in Central America that borders Costa Rica in the west and Colombia in the east. The Panama Canal, which crosses the country, connects the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. See Panama Location on World Map.
Biggest Cities of Panama by Population
Panama is a small country located in Central America, connecting North and South America. It is known for its lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture. The population of Panama is 4.2 million people, with the majority living in urban areas. The largest cities in Panama are Panama City, David, Colon, Las Tablas, and Santiago de Veraguas.
Panama City is the capital of Panama and the largest city in the country with a population of 1.5 million people. It is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This city has a lot to offer from modern skyscrapers to colonial architecture; museums such as the Biomuseo; parks like Metropolitan Park; markets such as Albrook Mall; plus plenty of restaurants serving delicious local cuisine.
David is Panama’s second-largest city located on the Pacific coast near Costa Rica’s border with a population of around 200,000 people. This city serves as an important commercial hub for many nearby towns due to its proximity to major highways and airports like Enrique Malek International Airport. David also offers several interesting attractions such as El Hatillo Archaeological Park; Plaza Civica; Museo Municipal de David which houses artifacts from pre-Columbian cultures; plus plenty of restaurants serving delicious local dishes!
Colon is Panama’s third-largest city located on the Caribbean coast near Costa Rica’s border with a population of around 80,000 people. This port city serves as an important commercial hub due to its deepwater port which provides access to both Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Panama Canal. Colon also features several interesting attractions such as Fort Sherman ruins; La Esclava Cemetery; several markets selling traditional products such as handmade jewelry or wood carvings; plus plenty of restaurants offering delicious local cuisine!
Las Tablas is a small town located on Azuero Peninsula in central Panama with a population of around 30,000 people known for its traditional festivals like Fiesta de San Miguel Arcangel during September 8th-14th every year which attracts thousands of visitors from all over Central America! This town offers several interesting attractions such as Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge where you can spot sea turtles nesting or go snorkeling; Los Santos Museum which houses pre-Columbian artifacts from different cultures that lived here before European colonization; plus plenty of restaurants serving delicious local dishes!
Santiago de Veraguas is another small town located in central-western part of Panama with a population of around 25,000 people known for its agricultural industry producing coffee and sugarcane among other products! This town offers several interesting attractions such as Cerro Hoya National Park where you can spot various species of plants or animals like jaguarundis or toucans during your hike up this mountain’s peak; Parque Municipal which houses sculptures by renowned artists from all over Latin America including Fernando Botero’s “La Mujer”; plus plenty of restaurants serving delicious local dishes made with fresh ingredients grown locally!
|1||Panama City, Panama||408,279||8.9936||-79.5197|
|2||San Miguelito, Panama||321,612||9.05032||-79.4707|
|3||Juan Diaz, Panama||100,747||9.05||-79.45|
|7||Las Cumbres, Panama||69,213||9.08916||-79.5281|
|8||La Chorrera, Panama||61,343||8.88028||-79.7833|
|11||Santiago de Veraguas, Panama||45,466||8.1||-80.9833|
|12||Parque Lefevre, Panama||37,108||9.01667||-79.4833|
|15||Rio Abajo, Panama||26,718||9.01667||-79.5|
|16||Nuevo Belen, Panama||24,167||9.07939||-79.3956|
|18||Alcalde Diaz, Panama||20,396||9.12016||-79.5564|
|19||El Chorrillo, Panama||18,413||8.94964||-79.5471|
|21||La Cabima, Panama||18,086||9.11865||-79.5366|
|22||La Concepcion, Panama||17,809||8.51212||-82.6186|
|28||Nuevo Arraijan, Panama||15,031||8.92453||-79.72|
|29||Villa Unida, Panama||14,965||9.18908||-79.6245|
|30||San Vicente, Panama||14,220||9.11445||-79.5975|
|32||Puerto Escondido, Panama||12,482||9.19333||-80.0883|
|34||El Coco, Panama||12,046||8.87009||-79.8042|
|35||San Juan Bautista, Panama||11,909||7.96099||-80.4128|
|36||Puerto Armuelles, Panama||11,854||8.27775||-82.8621|
|37||Las Lomas, Panama||11,837||8.42927||-82.3874|
|38||El Empalme, Panama||11,146||9.41667||-82.5167|
|41||Llano Bonito, Panama||9,827||7.97637||-80.4165|
|42||Union Choco, Panama||9,608||8.08404||-77.5351|
|43||Nueva Esperanza, Panama||9,453||9.1021||-79.3341|
|45||Las Tablas, Panama||9,050||7.76472||-80.2748|
|46||Puerto Pilon, Panama||8,865||9.36316||-79.7933|
|48||Vista Alegre, Panama||8,784||8.92772||-79.7028|
|50||Altos de San Francisco, Panama||8,300||8.86167||-79.79|
|51||Canto del Llano, Panama||7,965||8.12472||-80.9637|
|53||La Pesa, Panama||7,884||8.85073||-79.8237|
|55||La Arena, Panama||7,286||7.96766||-80.4652|
|59||La Herradura, Panama||6,382||8.84848||-79.804|
|61||San Pablo Viejo Abajo, Panama||6,103||8.45339||-82.5018|
|62||Los Santos, Panama||6,081||7.93333||-80.4167|
|63||La Mitra, Panama||5,810||8.84091||-79.7865|
|64||Rio Hato, Panama||5,726||8.3794||-80.1662|
|66||Bocas del Toro, Panama||5,491||9.34031||-82.242|
|67||La Palma, Panama||1,839||8.40608||-78.1396|
Panama: Panama City
The capital of Panama bears the same name as the country. In German we usually say Panama City when talking about the capital. Panama City is located on the Pacific coast, a little east of the center of the country. 880,000 people live here, in the metropolitan area even 1.4 million. That’s a third of all residents.
According to Abbreviation Finder, Panama City has many high-rise buildings – including a large number of the tallest structures in Latin America . This makes the city look different from many other Central American capitals, which are rather low-built.