By: Mallory Humphries

The flag

  1. The flag is broken down into three different colors. Blue, white, and red. The white stands for peace. The blue star stands for purity and honest of the country. The red star stands for the authority and law of the country. Both the red and blue stars together represent the new republic.

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When looking at the map you can see Panama nestled between Costa Rica and Colombia.
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Geographical Features

  1. Climate: Panama has a tropical climate with a hot, humid, cloudy prolonged rainy season (May to January) and a short dry season (January to May).

    Rivers: Gatun Lake is an essential part of the Panama Canal which forms a water passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, permitting ship transit in both directions.

    Mountains: There are 5 main mountain villages in Panama. Each village is named for the mountain that they set on. The top places are Volcan, Cerro Punta, Boquete, El Valle, and Santa Fe.

    Seasons: The seasons are broken down into wet and dry. The wet season is winter and the dry is summer.

    Weather: During the dry times of year it can get has hot as 100 but as low as 80. In the wet times it the highest it will get is 75 and as low as mid 40s.


The official language in Panama is Spanish.
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Greetings and Gestures

In the general idea of greetings women will great with a hug and an air kiss to both cheeks. A man will shake a hand with someone but not to tight because then it can be seen as a sign of aggression. When greeting someone they usually say Buenos which means good. So they put that before all of their greetings.

For them hugs are not uncommon. Even though they are more common they are still saved for the people that you have already meet not for the ones that they are meeting for the first time. They pout with their lips instead of using their fingers. Do not hold up the middle finger because like in America it means something really bad.

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The currency that is used is called the panamanian balboa. For everyone 1 panamanian balboa you have, you have 1 US dollar.
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As of 2013 the population of Panama was 3.864 million people.
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  1. Education in Panama is compulsory for the first seven years of primary education and the three years of Middle School. As of the 2004/2005 school year there were about 430,000 students enrolled in grades one through six (95% attendance). They speak Spanish in the classroom. The literacy rate of Panama s 94.1%.

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Type of Government

In Panama they have a presidential system.
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Tourist sites

Playa Las Lajas: This is a beach on the Pacific coast of Panama.

Isla Toboga: This is an escape from the city that lays behind it.

Pearl Islands: This paradise is hiding away from the normal eye. So unless you know what you are looking for you may never get to see this wonderful place.

Sendero Las Quetzales: This is a hiking trial that leads people through beautiful forests up to a mountain.

Bocas Town: This town is known for scuba divers. So if you ever wanted to jump right into the crystal water of Panama this place is were you need to go.


  • Arroz con pollo -chicken usually slow cooked with vegetables and spices and served with rice Ropa Vieja - literally "old clothes"; made of beef and tomato sauce, served with rice Sancocho - an extremely popular local stew, especially during Carnaval, usually made with chicken vegetables, tomatoes and coriander

This are just some of the many amazing foods that can be tried in Panama.

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In Panama the people are Roman Catholic.
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People from here

There is a famous person that was born in Panama. Her name is Jordana Brewster. . She changed her last name when she started acting. She is in the Fast and Furious movies.
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