History of Panama
Panama canal used to be a bone of contention between US and Panama.
On 1st January, 2000, Panama took full control of the canal.
Geography of PanamaPanama is situated in the lowest region of Panama isthmus. It connects north America with south America. Panama has dense vegetation which includes rain forests and mangrove swamplands. Panama's neighbouring regions are Costa Rica, and Columbia. The republic of Panama includes nine provinces. Panama is surrounded by mountains from all sides. The most famous range is Cordillera Central. The highest point of Panama is the volcan baru which is a dormant volcano. There are five hundred rivers. Two well known rivers of Panama are Rio Chagres and Rio Chepo.
Climate of PanamaThe climate is a tropical one. Temperature and relative humidity is high. Temperature is usually 24 degree centigrade to 30 degree centigrade. Rainfall is less than 118.1 inch. Rainy season is from April to December. Rainfall is much heavier on Caribbean side than on Pacific side. Nearly 40% of Panama is still wooded.
Natural Resources in PanamaNatural resources in Panama are shrump, mahogany forests, copper, hydro electric power, potatoes, beans, rice, corn and fruit.
Tourist Attraction in PanamaFamous cities are the Panama city, Tocumen, Las Cumbres, La chorrera, Pacora, Santiago de Veraguas, Vista Alegre, Changuinola, la cabima, pedasi, farallon, Portobelo, El valle, almironte etc.
Famous tourist attractions are Playa las lajas beach, Isla taboga beach, Pearl islands, Amador causeway, Sendero los quetzals, santa catalane beach, san blas islands, coiba national marine park, Bocas town,and Panama canal.
Famous Hotels in PanamaPanama Marriott hotel, Continental hotel and casino, Le Meridien Panama, Hilton Panama, Hard rock hotel Panama megapolis, waldorf Astoria panama, Trump ocean club international hotel and tower, panama, Hotel Riu Plaza, Panama, Radisson summit hotel and golf, Doubletree by Hilton panama city.
Panama CuisineIt usually comprises fried corn tortillas and eggs, roasted meat, fruits, coffee, meat, coconut rice, beans, fruits and vegetables (Yacca, squash, plantains), mango and coconut. A "San cocho" is stew with meat and vegetables. There is Empanadas (corn or flour pastries) potato, cheese. There is Carimanola (fried yucca stuffed with meat and boiled eggs), "Tamales" is a boiled corn dough stuffed with meat and served in banana leaves. There is "Salchichas" (sausages), Hojaldros (fried dough), Bistek Picado (chopped beef). There are also dishes like Arroz con pollo (chicken with rice), Corvina(fish), Sancocho (National dish of Panama= chicken soup). There are snacks like Patacones(fried green plantains), Caviche (raw fish). Desserts include Arroz con leche (milk rice) Flan etc.
Panama CulturePanama culture is a blend of cultures of several ethnic groups. The notable races are Indians, Antillean blacks, Guaymi and Cuna. Culture of Panama is reflected in food, music, dances, religion. Roman Catholicism is religion. Black Christ festival is a big day of celebration. Panama has popularized certain forms of dances such as salsa, jazz, calypso, vallento and mento.
Panamanians are serious in their festivals. Carnaval celebrations are done. In this festival there is dancing, music, food, drink. Semana santa(Holy week) festival takes place before Easter. New Year, worker's day, mother's day, Christmas are celebrated.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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|Area||78,200 sq km|
|Neighbours||Colombia, Costa Rica|