Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Country Guide – Panama At A Glance

The Panama Guide is divided into three parts, namely:

At A Glance will give you a basic understanding of this unique Central American country by highlighting its most important features.

Visas & Residency will focus on the most important requirements to make Panama your home.

Everyday Life covers the topics of safety, healthcare, ownership and cost of living. The purpose is to concisely discuss the four most important aspects, as ranked by prospective expats, to give you an overall picture of everyday life.

Panama in a nutshell

Panama is a country on the isthmus linking North and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its centre, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route. In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers and casinos contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Antiguo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.

Panama at a glance

  • Capital: Panama City
  • Population: 4,1 million
  • Largest ethnic groups: mestizo (65%), Native American (12%)
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Climate: Tropical maritime climate
  • Currency: US Dollar (USD), Panama balboa (PAB)
  • Neighbours: Two (Costa Rica, Colombia)
  • Ocean access: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea)
  • Time zone: UTC -5 hours

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