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Mariel Garcia

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Transcript of PANAMA


Panama is a developing nation, but living here doesn’t mean you’ll be living in the Third World. Panama is full of the comforts and luxuries that many search for overseas but can rarely find in combination with an affordable cost of living.
This is the popular dance in Panama and is called: Panamanian Cumbia
The Cumbia is a mix of Hispanic and African music and dances
Is a mix of the indigenous and modern influence. A popular type of art is called Mola or 'Shirt'

Indigenous People
The indigenous people of Panama are a respected and powerful presence. And their name is Kuna. There are groups of mestizos, mulatto, Amerindians, European whites, and Amerindians--mixed people. And they still are alive. They have not left anything behind.
Daily Life
Panama Anthem and
Is a mix of the indigenous and modern influence. A popular type of art is Mola or 'Shirt' in the Kuna language.
This is the physical map of Panama
Their are about 3,851,000 people in Panama.
Plants and animals
Panama has a great variety of landscapes and habitats: tropical rainforests, savannas, cool montane forests, tidal lands covered by stilted mangrove trees, coral reefs, and beaches. Panama’s wildlife includes such mammals as sloths, anteaters, and armadillos—which derive from South America—as well as
, tapirs, and deer—which came
from North America.
The main language is spanish. The major Panama religion, followed by the masses is Roman Catholicism, which is practiced by about four-fifths of the population.
Their sport are: Basketball, Soccer, Boxing, and BASEBALL.
The most FAMOUS PEOPLE of Panama: Omar Torrijos, Rod Carew, Mariano Rivera, Roberto ""Mano de Piedra" Duran and Ruben Blades
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
Panama was the first Latin American country to adopt the U.S. currency as its own.
Panama City is the only capital city that has a rain forest within the city limits.
The currency of Panama is:
$1.00 US= $1.00 US (the same).
Example:$1.00 Haiti= $0.022 US
If you notice, the
of Panama is the same as US dollars.
: China (35%)
South Korea (11%)
Singapore (10%)
Colombia (8.1%)
USA (7.3%)
: Petroleum crude {9.7%}
Medicine packing {2.8%}
Panama Canal
The panama canal is a waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Before the canal was opened in 1914 ships had to travel around the southern tip of South America to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The panama canal shortens the journey by about 11,000 km. The panama canal uses three locks for lifting and lowering the ships on different water levels.
Each year, about 14,000 ships come through the canal. By 2002, around 800,000 ships came through. The French tried building it in 1880, but it failed. It was finally finish in 1914 by the U.S.A who spent 10 years on building it. Before the administration was of the U.S.A government but a few years ago it became administrated by Panama government.
Panama has mountains and Volcanoes
Panama is surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains from all sides
The highest point in the country is the "Volcan Baru";which rises to 3,475 meters. It has been inactive for millennia.
Some mountains are:
Alto de Nique
Cerro Kamuk
Cerro Echandi
Picacho mountain
The Panama Canal is the principal source of the economy, giving 1 million dollars to the government
Tourism, banking and service industry and the Colonial Free Trade are other important source of economy
Local Food
People who visit has to try the main dishes:
Ceviche: raw fish on lemon juice,onion and spices
Chicheme: drink msde of corn, tastes like oatmeal
Patacones: fried plantain
Hojaldra: fried beans
Local Dress
The Pollera is the traditional dress of Panama
Main Events
Beginning of slave trade to New World
Panama becomes spanish vice-royalty of New Andalucia
1,500 spanish settlers go to Panama
January 1 controlof the panama canal passes from U.S.A to Panama by the Torrijos-carter treaty
Video of Panama Canal
In 1501 was the discovery of Panama by spanish explorer, Rodrigo de Bastida, marked the beginning of age of conquest and colonization in the Isthmus and it was his first mate, Vasco Nuñez de Balboa who stayed and discovered many more things in Panama, like the Pacific Ocean. He became friends with the indians.
Government Type
The type of government are the Executive Branch; Legislative Branch; and Judicial Branch
In panama public debt was of 16,835 Million Dollars, has increased 1,520 Million since 2012. This amount means that the debt in 2013 reached 41.60% of panama GDP, 1.02% point fall from 2012, when it was 42.62% of GDP.
Refining petroleum {14%}
Passenger and cargo ships {7.1%}
Panama Canal
Tamborito (music rythm)
The Mola
All these is left from the indians, spaniards, africans and precolombian heritage.
Panama Canal
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