Population:


2,815,644 inhabitants

Political-Administrative Division:


It holds 9 provinces, 74 districts, 4 aboriginal shires y 592 townships.

Surface:


The Republic of Panama has a total surface of 75,517 km2.

Currency:


It's monetary unit is the Balboa, which subdivides into 100 cents and it's value is equivalent to one US dollar. The US Dollar circulates together with the Balboa.

Language:


Spanish is the official language, with English as a strong second language.

Time Zone:


Eastern Standard time. (GMT-5).

Population
Density:


37.6 inhabitants per km2.

Birth Rate:


22.9%

Mortality Rate:


4.3%

International Banking Center:


83 banks

Holidays:

  • November 3erd.: Independence from Colombia celebration.

  • November 4th.: Flag Day.

  • November 5th.: Colón Province Day, for it's contribution to the definitive emancipation of Panama from Colombia in 1903.

  • November 10th.: Celebration of the first Cry for Independence in the Villa de Los Santos, province of Los Santos, in 1821.

  • November 28th.: Celebration of Panama's Independence from Spain in 1821.

Weather:


Tropical
Rainy season from May to January.
Dry season form January to May.

Government:


Democratic

Religion:


85% Catholic, 15% Christians

Ethnic Groups:


775% services, 16% industrial, 10% agricultural

Economy:


70% half-breeds (mestizo), 14% black, 10% white, 6% Amerindian

 

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