Panama

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Panama

The capital of Panama is the Panama City.  The major language of Panama is Spanish.  Panama is located in North America.  Nearly one-fourth of the country's population of 3.6 million people live in the capital, Panama City. About 70% of the population is Mestizo; West Indians, whites, and Africans make up the rest of the population.

geography

The dominant feature of the Panama's landforms is the central spine of mountains and hills that forms the continental divide. The divide does not form part of the great mountain chains of North America, and only near the Colombian border are there highlands related to the Andean system of South America.  The top 3 major cities of Panama is the Panama City, San Miguelito, and Tocumen.

Climate

In Panama the Days are hot and nights are much cooler. Temperatures in Panama usually range from 90° Fahrenheit during the daytime to 70° Fahrenheit in the evening.  Rainfall usually averages 70 in. in Panama City and 129 in. in Colón. The period of lightest rainfall is from January to March.

Culture

The types of government there are in Panama are the Unitary state, Presidential system, Constitutional republic.  Various sources estimate that 75 to 85 percent of the population identifies itself as Roman Catholic and 15 to 25 percent as evangelical Christian.  The music of Panama was influenced first by the indigenous populations of Kunas, Teribes, Nobe Bugle, and others.  The top 3 holidays of Panama are the Shout in Villa de los Santos, Independence from Spain, and the December Solstice.  The types of foods in Panama are the Arroz con Pollo, Ropa Vieja, and the Sancocho.

interesting Facts

When it comes to the use and distribution of street drugs, Panamanian law is very clear. Because of its long history as a transcontinental shipping port for large quantities of illegal narcotics, Panama has earned a notorious reputation; one which they have made great efforts to repair in the last 20 years.  There is an interesting history that goes along with the Panama Flag. It was originally made by a woman named Maria Ossa de Amador. She secretly began making the flag on November 1st in the year of 1903. All of her work had to be done in secret so the Colombian army would not find out the flag was being made. She worked carefully and skillfully as she made three separate Panama flags.  Some of the most notable of these animals include: ocelots, crocodiles, armadillos and pumas.

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