Panamá The capital Panamá city

This is there typical and cultural clothes.

Panamá clothing

Men wear: Montuno Ocueño is a more casual traditional dress worn by men, which is composed of a shirt (Cotonoa) and knee-length pant (Chingo). Montuno is well known for its colorful and beautiful embroidery, which is found in part of the neck, shoulders, front, cuffs, and around the lower edge of the shirt. The design of embroidery looks like geometric forms of flower and animals. Other accessories include a white straw hat (Sombrero Tipico) sandals (cutarras) and long knife wrapped by leather case (machete).

Men wear: this to This traditional dress worn by men is used during town festivities, national celebrations, and particularly when performing Panama folk dances, together with women wearing Polleras. It consists of a white long-leeve shirt and closed neck (Camisilla), black long pant, traditional straw hat with black lines (Sombrero Pintao), small bag hanging on the left side of the body (Chacara), and black and white shoes (Chinelas).

Women wear: “Pollera” is a traditional costume of Panama worn by women. It originally came from Spain during colonial times. It is basically a blouse and long skirt, which in Panama acquired its own characteristics, differiating itself from Spanish dress and other Latin American dresses of Spanish origin. Pollera is formed by multicolored cloth and embroidery. It can take around 8 months to make a complex design of Pollera. In addition, Pollera is also decorated with jewelry over the blouse, and the head of the woman is adorned by tortoise shell comb (peinetas) and beaded hair decorations (tembleques). They also wear La Montuna Ocueña is a casual traditional dress worn by women in the town of Ocu, Province of Herrera. It is composed of a white laced blouse, three-layered skirt with white bias in each division. La Montuna Ocueña is also accompanied by other accessories such as white hat decorated with natural flowers, earring, beaded necklaces and a shawl.

Panamá climate

The climate: Panamá has a tropical maritime climate with a hot, humid, cloudy prolonged rainy season (May to January) and a short dry season (January to May). It is completely outside the hurricane belt and experiences few if any natural disasters. Most of Panama has two seasons: wet (“winter”) and dry (“summer”).

The flag has three colors

The symbol meaning: The blue represents the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea and red stands for the blood spilt for Panama's independence. The blue star represents the civic virtues of purity and honesty and the red star symbolizes the authority of the law. Together they represent loyalty and resilience. The white was intended to stand for peace and purity.

Panamá food

There food: Typical Panamanian foods are mildly flavored, without the pungency of some of Panama's Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Common ingredients are maize, rice, wheat flour, plantains, yuca (cassava), beef, chicken, pork and seafood. Chicken soup (sancocho) – this is a hearty chicken and vegetable soup and is one of the most typical dishes in Panama. It's said to be a great hangover cure! Savory pastries (empanadas) – Deep fried, savory corn or flour pastries, with meat and a boiled egg stuffed inside.

Panamá food
Panamá population

The population: The current population of Panama is 4,033,610 as of Sunday, March 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Panama population is equivalent to 0.05% of the total world population.

Panamá other ethnic groups

Other ethnic groups: Central America is a region formed by 6 Latin American countries and one Anglo American nation, (Belize). As an isthmus it connects North America with South America, comprising the following countries (from north to south): Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Panamá money

There money: It is called Panamanian balboa The official currency of Panama is the Balboa, named after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513. One Balboa is divided into 100 cents. Since 1904 one Balboa equals one US Dollar and since then, the US Dollar has legally circulated in Panama.

The change to USA money: There is no change to USA money to panamá money it is the same. So 1.00 dollar in USA it it 1.00 dollar in panamá to so there is no change in the money.

Panamá economy

There economy: Panamá's dollarized economy rests primarily on a well-developed services sector that accounts for three-quarters of GDP. Services include operating the Panama Canal, banking, the Colon Free Zone, insurance, container ports, flagship registry, and tourism. Economic growth will be bolstered by the Panama Canal expansion project that began in 2007 and is scheduled to be completed by 2014 at a cost of $5.3 billion—about 25% of current GDP. The expansion project will more than double the Canal’s capacity, enabling it to accommodate ships that are now too large to transverse the transoceanic crossway, and should help to reduce the unemployment rate. Panama’s aggressive infrastructure development projects will likely lead the economy to continued growth in 2011. Strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity as Panama has the second worst income distribution in Latin America. About 30% of the population lives in poverty, however, during Torrijo’s term poverty was reduced from 40% to 30% and unemployment dropped from 12% to 6%. So they have good economy.

Panamá government

Its government: The politics of Panama take place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic with multi-party system, whereby the President of Panama is both head of state and head of government.

Panamá dictator

There dictator: Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno Spanish pronunciation born February 11, 1934) is a former Panamanian politician and military officer. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was removed from power by the United States during the invasion of Panamá . Panamá does not have a king.

Panamá president and Vice President

There president and there Vice President in panamá: There president is Juan Carlos Varela and there Vice President is Isabel Saint Malo.

Panamá history

There history: The earliest artifacts discovered off in Panama have included Paleo-Indians projectile points. Later central Panama was home to some of the first pottery-making in the Americas, such as the Monagrillo cultures dating to about 2500–1700 BC. These evolved into significant populations that are best known through the spectacular burials (dating to c. 500–900 AD) at the Monagrillo archaeological site, and the beautiful polychrome pottery of the Gran Coclé style. The monumental monolithic sculptures at the Barriles (Chiriqui) site are other important evidence of the ancient isthmian cultures.

Some more of there history: Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Panama was widely settled by Chibchan, Chocoan, and Cueva peoples, among whom the largest group were the Cueva (whose specific language affiliation is poorly documented). There is no accurate knowledge of the size of the Pre-Columbian indigenous population of the isthmus at the time of the European conquest. Estimates range as high as two million people, but more recent studies place that number closer to 200,000. Archaeological finds, as well as testimonials by early European explorers, describe diverse native isthmian groups exhibiting cultural variety and already experienced in using regional trade routes. The indigenous people of Panama lived by hunting, gathering edible plants & fruits, growing corn, cacao, and root crops. They lived in small huts made of palm leaves over a rounded branch structure, with hammocks hung between the interior walls.

From what they were released from and the year

From what they were released from and the year: The Panama Canal Zone (Spanish: Zona del Canal de Panamá) was an unincorporated territory of the United States from 1903 to 1979, centered on the Panama Canal and surrounded by the Republic of Panamá. The zone consisted of the canal and an area generally extending five miles (8.0 km) on each side of the centerline, excluding Panama City and Colón, which otherwise would have been partly within the limits of the Zone. Its border spanned two of Panama's provinces. When reservoirs were created to assure a steady supply of water for the locks, those lakes were included within the Zone. On February 26, 1904, the Isthmian Canal Convention was proclaimed. In it, the Republic of Panama granted to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation, and control of a zone of land and land under water for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, and protection of the canal. From 1903 to 1979 the territory was controlled by the United States, which had built the canal and financed its construction. The Canal Zone was abolished on October 1, 1979, as a term of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977; the canal itself was under joint U.S.–Panamanian control from 1979 until it was fully turned over to Panama on December 31, 1999.

National language

There national language: Some people in Panama are also bilingual, that is, they speak both Spanish and English with equal ease. The literacy rate of the country is pretty good, which is approximately 88%. Some interesting languages like Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Eastern Yiddish and Korean are also spoken by a small minority of Panama. But there many language is Spanish.


There religion there 3 most: Although Roman Catholicism is recognized by the constitution of 1972 as the majority religion, the constitution also guarantees religious freedom, as well as separation of church and state. In 1998, an estimated 82% of the people were Roman Catholic; 10% were evangelicals; and 3% were unaffiliated with any religious group. There were small groups of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Episcopalians, and other Christians. Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and Baha'is also had small communities. Panama is home to one of the world's seven Baha'i Houses of Worship.

Panamá map

Panamá map: Map of Panama which is the southernmost country in North America, located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.

Slang words in panamá

Some things about how and were they got there slang words from: Why is Panama important? Well, lots of US (and other countries) products are shipped via the Panama canal. If you listen to politicians speak, they drop Panama every now and then because they understand how important the passageway is and how important the expansion of the canal (currently underway) will be for the US economy (Bigger ships! More exports/imports!). Panama is a lush land that Ex-Pats go to for retirement. Where Germans go to work and travel. Where American born Panamanians go to reclaim some of their Ancestral heritage. I fall into the last category. Born and raised in the US of A, spoke English at home. Ate cereal for breakfast. Pizza. Platanos on occasion. Then I lived in Panama for 6 months deep in the mystic mountains of Río Sereno, near the border of Costa Rica. This was in 2012, so the vocab is still pretty relevant. I learned Spanish (still broken, but I’m working on it) and I also learned a lot of slang.

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