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  • Panama is an isthmus, a small body of land that connects two large bodies of land
  • Panamas capital is Panama City
  • The panama canal cuts directly though panama
  • There is over 500 rivers in panama
  • It is warm year round
government and history
Government and History
  • Nelnez Balboa was the first person to cross panama and see the pacific
  • Panama, just like the United States is a democratic country
  • Panama was originally part of Columbia but gained independence with help from the US
  • Panamas population is 3,292,693 according to a July 2008 estimate
government and history5
Government and History
  • The president is Martin torijose Espino

The president Martin torijose Espino

culture and languages
Culture and languages
  • Spanish is the main language but many people speak English
  • most Panamanians eat rice at every meal
  • Most Panamanians also make molas which are embroidered blouses
  • Panamanian people enjoy the same things as we do in the us
  • molas come in many different styles
economics and currency
Economics and Currency
  • The currency is the balboa
  • One hundred centesimo equals one baboa
  • Fish is panamas second to largest export
  • Panamas agricultural exports are bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp
  • most people in panama live near the canal zone