The Republic of Panama is located in the center of the Western Hemisphere under the following coordinates: 7º12'07 "and 9º38'46" North Latitude and 77º09'24 "and 83º03'07" West Longitude. It borders on the north by the Caribbean Sea, east by Colombia, the south by the Pacific Ocean and west by Costa Rica.
Panama is the link between Central America and South America, constituting an isthmus of 80 km. wide at its narrowest section.
Republic of Panama
75,517 Km2, 3.926.017 (81 inhabitants per square mile).
10 provinces and five regions.
democratic, centralized Republic.
based on civil law system, judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; accepts jurisdiction of international courts, with certain reservations.
The official language is Spanish, however many Panamanians speak English.
Panama is tropical and the temperature is usually uniform throughout the year. The average temperature is 27 degrees C / 81 degrees F.
there is absolute freedom of religion in Panama. Most Panamanians are Roman Catholics. However, due to the diversity of the country, there are numerous churches, temples and synagogues.
the time in Panama all year equal to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (GMT-5)
U.S. Dollar. Panama's own coins are equivalent in size and value to those of the US
usually open from 9:00 am. until 6 pm Monday through Saturday. Most open on Sundays.
10% to 15% of the bill is recommended.
the visitors can drive up to 90 days with foreign license.
110 volts; 60 cycles.
light clothing is recommended. The business clothing is semi-formal: a lightweight jacket for men and a suit or pants outfit for women is recommended. A wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are necessary if you are going to the coast.
The easiest way to get to Panama is through airlines. Copa Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, Iberia, Air France, among others have several weekly flights to Panama. If you are driving you can reach by the Inter-American Highway that runs through Central America. Coming from the sea, you can disembark in one of our ports.