Panama profile

Residents of the Panamanian town of Vista Alegre travel in a canoe through the jungles near the Colombian border Much of Panama is dense jungle
  • Full name: Republic of Panama
  • Population: 3.6 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Panama City
  • Area: 75,517 sq km (29,157 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 balboa = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Bananas, fish, shrimp, petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $7,470 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .pa
  • International dialling code: +507

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