Rainforest by Steve Spangler
City Street by Steve Spangler
Volcano Baru by Steve Spangler
A small spark makes a great fire.
- Panamanian Proverb
is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the
North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica. Climate is tropical,
hot, humid and cloudy, with a prolonged rainy season from May to January.
type is a constitutional democracy with capital at Panama City. President
Mireya Elisa MOSCOSO Rodriguez has acted as chief of state since September
is 2.9 million with a 1.9% rate of natural increase.
is officially Spanish, with 88 percent of the population literate. Other
languages spoken include Japanese, Hebrew, Eastern Yiddish, Arabic and
is based primarily on a well-developed services sector (including the Panama
Canal) that accounts for
three-fourths of GDP. Per capita income is USD6,000 per year with a 13%
unemployment rate and 37% of the population living below the poverty line.
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