The Republic of Panama is located in the center
of the Western Hemisphere under the following coordinates: 7°12'07?
and 9°38'46? North, 77°09'24? and 83°03'07? West. Its
borders are: to the North, the Caribbean Sea; to the East , the
Republic of Colombia; to the South with Pacific Ocean and to the
West with the Republico f Costa Rica. Panama is the link between
Central America and South America, cosntituting an isthmus of 80
km. Wide in its narrower section.
Name: Republic of Panama
Population and density: 75,517 square km, the total population is
2,839,177,81 person / square mi.
Distribution (%) : 0-14 years 37.0 % , 15 – 59 years
56.3% , 60+ years 6.7 %
Division: 9 provinces and 5 indigenous communities.
Constitucional democracy, centralized Republic
System: Base don the civilian legal system, judicial revision
of legislative acts in the Supreme Court. Accepting international
tribunal jurisdiction, except in some instantes.
The oficial language is Spanish. However, many Panamanians speak
Panamanian weather is tropical, and uniform throughout the year.
The average temperature is 27 degrees C.
There is an absolute freedom of Religion in Panama. Most Panamanians
are Roman Catholic. However, due to the diversity in the country,
you cand find all kinds of temples of worship throughout the country.
Zone: The time in Panama alla year long is the same as
the EST (GMT – 5). We do not observe Daylight Savings Time.
The Balboa. The Panamanian currencies are equivalent in size and
value to those of the U.S.A.
They are generally open from 9:00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m. from Monday
to Saturday. Some open on Sundays.
From 10% to 15% of the bill , is the suggested amount.
License: The visitors can drive up to 90 days with foreign
110 volts; 60 cycles.
Code: Light clothing is recommended. Dress attire for business
is formal. We recommend a Light suit for men and for women a Light
skirt or pants outfit. You should consider a straw hat and sunglasses
if you are gonig to the beach.
to get to Panama? The Best way to get to Panama is through
air travel. Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines
and Iberia have daily flights to Panama. If you are driving, you
can get here through tne Interamerican Highway that runs through
Central America. If you are comino by sea, you can disembark in
one of our many ports.