The political map of Panama shows the international boundaries, provincial boundaries, national capital along with the provincial capitals.
Geography of Panama
Situated in Central America, country Panama borders both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea between Costa Rica and Colombia. Panama is situated on the thin and low Peninsula of Panama. The ‘S-shaped’ isthmus is located between 7° & 10° North latitude; and 77° & 83° West longitude. With a total landmass of approx. 74,340SqKm, Panama is a little bigger than the Republic of Ireland and a little smaller than South Carolina in the U.S.A.
Demography of Panama
The total population of Panama, as per the UN data is 4,334,416 as of Oct 2020, which is equal to 0.06% of the overall population of the world. Panama’s population density is 58/SqKm on the total landmass of 74,340SqKm and around 68.0% of the entire populace is urban. Life expectancy at birth is 79.10 years for both males and females and the infant mortality rate is 12.6 deaths/1000 births and the death rate under age 5 is 16.6 deaths/1000 lives.
Culture of Panama
The culture of Panama is an amalgamation of American Indian, African, Spanish, and North American influences and inspirations, which are well expressed through their traditional music, arts & crafts, sports, cuisine, and religion. The music of Panama is highly popular across Latin America; Panama is also popular for celebrating various festivals throughout the year. Panama is ideally a melting pot of culture, adapting the culture of various countries; for instance, the country has adopted the elements of culture and food from Central, South, and North America; the Caribbean and Africa; the Middle East, and Asia. The mixture of various cultures can be spotted adjacent to the canal, where a majority of the population exists.
Top places to visit in Panama
Panama City is the capital city of Panama; it is a metropolitan city characterized by the man-made Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean. One of its historic centers Casco Viejo is famous for colonial age such as the neo-classical PP (P-Palacio P-Presidential) and plazas filled with bougainvillea filled with bars and cafes. The ML (M-Miraflores L-Locks) provides sights of ships navigating the waterway channel, a crucial shipping course connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic. Panama City is popular for its exceptional sights enclosed by the rainforest of Panama tiptoeing into the city’s boundaries. You would love to witness the strength of the Panama Canal, – certainly, the highpoint in Panama City with a free-fall, climb over the Passage of America for a whimsical sight of the cityscape; you may even rent a cycle or bike to the 4 islets throughout the Amador Walkway.
Bocas Del Toro
The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a group of cays, islets, and islands between Chiriqui Lagoon and Almirante Bay within the Caribbean Sea. Situated in the north-western area of Panama, the archipelago is an element of the province and district of Bocas del Toro. You may even explore the islets easily through the private boats and water taxis; while you can even access the Isla Colon through ferry or plane with an intercontinental airport
San Blas Islands
This is the cluster of islets off the Caribbean coastline. The place is self-run by the native Kuna Yala tribe that speaks their dialect Tulekaya. A common traveler location on the route between Panama and Colombia; the islets are gradually becoming highly touristy. You may even explore the daily lives of indigenous people that struggle for basic needs such as electricity, ATMs, etc. Tourists must carry sufficient cash while visiting the place.
What is the best ideal time to visit Panama?
The most ideal time to visit the country is from January until mid-April as the climate is the driest during this time.