Panama

Alexa Villa--World Geography--11/9/14

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Religion


  • 75% to 85% of the population are Roman Catholic
  • 15% to 25% of the population is Christian

Language

Spanish is the official language of Panama. Apart from Spanish, they also speak English
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People

  • 70% of the inhabitants are mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) or mulatto (mixed white and black)
  • 14% are Amerindian and mixed (West Indian)
  • 10% are white (mostly Europeans)
  • 6% are Amerindian

Customs / Traditions

  • Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos
  • Salsa, Merengue, bachata, Pop, Rock en Español, US hits, tipico folkloric music, reggae, reggaeton, cumbia, vallenato, samba, jazz, and classical music are all widely listened to by this population.
  • Typical Panamanian foods are maize, rice, wheat flour, beef, chicken, pork and seafood.

Economy

What some of the Panamanian do for a living is to be a freelancer, start their own business, become property managers, have corporate jobs, or be an English teacher

Holidays / Festivals

  • Maundy Thursday
  • This day celebrates the final meal of Jesus Christ with his apostles in the Cenacle, just before his Passion.
  • It is celebrated on April 2.