Panama
By: John Karrasch
Form of Government
• Panama has a constitutional democracy.
President
• Panama’s president is
Martin TORRIJOS
Espino (since
September 1 2004)
Panama’s Military
• Panama passed an
amendment that
abolished the military
and formed the
Panamanian Public
Forces (security-like)
Transportation
• There are 116 airports, 2 heliports, 355km of
railways, 11,643km of roadways, and 800km of
waterways in Panama.
Languages Spoken
• Spanish is the official language spoken but
with many Panamanians being bilingual 14%
can also speak English.
Geographical location
• Panama is found in Central America,
bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the
North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and
Costa Rica.
Geographical Make-up
• Panama’s interior is mostly steep, rugged
mountains and dissected, upland plains;
coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills.
Population
• Panama’s population
is estimated at around
3,242,173.
Major Imports
• capital goods,
foodstuffs, consumer
goods, chemicals
Major Exports
• bananas, shrimp,
sugar, coffee, clothing
Agricultural Goods
• bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane,
vegetables; livestock; shrimp
Currency
• Panama’s main
currency are the
Balboa and U.S.
Dollar
Religion
• Roman Catholic 85%,
Protestant 15%
Major National Holidays
• Independence Day, 3
November
Major International Disputes
• Organized illegal
narcotics operations
in Colombia operate
within the remote
border region with
Panama.
Sources
• https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the
-world-factbook/geos/pm.html
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