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Transcript of Spanish Project
Geography of Panama
Famous People and Popular Sports
Currency, Places of Interest, Languages
Panama is in North America
Carribbean Sea, and the North Pacific Ocean border Panama
Panama City is the capital
The climate of Panama is at the least 72 degrees and at most around 90 degrees and making the average temperature around 81 degrees
The country is an 'S' shaped isthmus
It is a spine of mountains
Madden Lake and the Rio Chepo are two major bodies of water
Ruben Blades is a salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician
Hilario Zapata is a former boxer
Roberto Lewis is an outstanding painter and sculptor
Some sports include: water sports, boxing, skateboarding, and motor sports
Local fruits and vegetables- bananas, melons, mangoes, papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, squash, and corn
Fried yucca root
Tres Leches Cake
Sancocho- chicken soup
Ropa vieja- stew
Cocadas- desert made from the rind of coconut and sugarcane
Currency in Panama is called balboa
One balboa is equal to one American dollar
The Panama Canal is a place of interest
Other places of interest include Gatun Lake, Monkey Island, Summit Gardens, Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Panama Canal Railway
Languages spoken in Panama include Spanish (the official language), English, and a small minority include Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Eastern Yiddish, and Korean
They celebrate Christmas the second weekend in December with a big parade and street dancers
Panama celebrates Mother's Day on the 8th of December
From the 16-24th Panamanians celebrate the birth of Jesus, known as "posada"
On Christmas Eve, they shoot off fireworks
Carnival takes place on the 4 days before Ash Wednesday, with parades. music and dancing
Panama has a very diverse culture
Cultural influences include: Europe, the Spanish, Africa, and the Native American Culture
Culture comes from European traditions, art, and music
Dance is a symbol of the diverse culture in Panama
There are many local artists