The Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá) is a country in Central America that borders Costa Rica and Colombia. Panama is best known for the Panama Canal, which allows the passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Official namePanama
time differenceUTC -5
VolksliedHimno Istmeño
Aantal Rotterdammers geboren in dit land25

The Panama Canal is a 81 km long canal in Central American Panama. It runs through the Isthmus of Panama and connects the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. The canal is an important artery in intercontinental transport because otherwise one would have to sail around South America. A ship sailing from New York to San Francisco will cover a distance of 9,500 kilometers via the canal, which is less than half of the 22,500 kilometers via Cape Horn.

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07-06-2022 Panama

Jose Garrido from Panama

I get inspired very easily in Rotterdam. I look at how people walk, at the buildings and how people interact with each other. -Jose Garrido… Read more