Why is Panama named Panama?

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Panama means abundance in the local Indian dialect, in the beginning related with the abundance of water and fish in the region.
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What was the name of the army post in panama?

Answer . There were several. In the last 20 years of the United States' military presence in Panama they were: Fort Clayton, Fort Davis, Fort Sherman, Fort Amador, Fort Gullick, Fort Espinar, Fort Kobbe, Galeta Island Naval Station, Rodman Naval Station, Howard Air Force Base, Albrook Air Force (MORE)

Whom is Lake Gatun Panama named after?

this lake is an artificial lake in Panama forming part of the Panama Canal. At the time it was created it was the largest man made lake in the world. No known reason for the name, there is another local word Gatoon which may a local name for something like an artificial lake

Can you Name any famous Historical person from panama?

Ruben Blades. Is a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician, performing musically most often in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. Ruben Blades is often called the Renaissance man of Salsa. "As songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication o (MORE)

What is Panama?

Panama is a country in Central America above Colombia and belowCosta Rica. The United States built a canal there.

Was there slavery in Panama?

Yes there was slavery in Panama. The Spanish tried first with thenative Americans which was not too successful. Then they boughtAfricans for slaves. The Africans that ran away from their masterswere called Cimarrons. The Cimarrons helped Sir Francis Drake stealgold from the Spanish.

What are the holidays of Panama?

Observed Days ***Not all are holidays ----------------------------------------------------------- Country Event 2011 ----------------------------------------------------------- Panama New Year's Day Sat, Jan 1 Panama Martyrs' Day Sun, Jan 9 Panama Ash Wednesday Wed, Mar 9 Panama Dia (MORE)

What is the name of the mountain range in Panama?

Panama is basically divided by the Cordillera Central . This is a common name given to the whole of the chair, but it can be broken down into the Cordillera de Talamanca , wich is near the border of Costa Rica, the Serranía de Tabasará , which is more or less in the middle of the country, a (MORE)

A name of a hotel in panama?

i have been to panama for holidays and there are plenty of good hotels there.Panama beach resorts and beach hotels are really famous in visitors. I had been to Trump Ocean Club Hotel and had a good vacation there. I would recommend you to visit it once if you are planning a trip to panama city. You (MORE)

What can you do in Panama?

Given the recent influx of tourism and improved infrastructure anddevelopment to the city, it's more like "what can't you doin Panama." Some people even choose to retire here.

Why is the Panama Canal located in Panama?

Well the original plan was to build a sea level canal in Nicaragua,but the route was decided to be too long and expensive. Panamaoffered a shorter and cheaper route, although it would involvecrossing mountains that were not a problem on the route inNicaragua. The idea of a canal in Nicaragua quietly (MORE)

How did panama gets its name?

Panama was named by its discoverer Christopher Columbus. The name Panama is an Indian word meaning abundance of fish.

What are the names of the Panama Canal locks?

There are three sets of locks in the canal. A two-step flight at Miraflores , and a single flight at Pedro Miguel , lift ships from the Pacific up to Lake Gatun; then a triple flight at Gatun lowers them to the Atlantic side.

Where is Panama at?

panama is a bit south of mexico; or you might be asking about panama in ol' OKlahoma its north of broken bow.

How panama got its name?

Panama was named by its discoverer Christopher Columbus. The name Panama is an Indian word meaning abundance of fish.

Is the Panama Canal in Panama?

YesThe canal and the surrounding area has legally been considered Panamanian since December 31st 1999. Before then it was under US control and used primarily as a military base. Former presidential Candidate John McCain was born in the canal zone while it was under US control, and was allowed to run (MORE)

Where is panama in?

Panama is a country in Central America. It is between Costa Rica of Central America. and Columbia of South America.

Do Panama hats originate in Panama?

What we call the Panama Hat originated in Ecuador. It is woven from a very soft fiber that grows only there. It is called a Panama Hat because when they were building the Panama Canal, President Theodore Roosevelt was given a hat by a Panamanian business man. It fit him. He looked good wear (MORE)

Why is the panama canal important for panama?

Commercial Importance . The Panama Canal was built to shorten thedistance that ships had to travel to pass between the Atlantic andPacific Oceans. The canal permits shippers of commercial goods,ranging from automobiles to grain, to save time and money bytransporting cargo more quickly..

Why did they build the Panama cannal in Panama?

The Panama Canal was built because it created a shorter route for ships to get from one place to another. Example: A ship from New York (U.S. East Coast) would use the canal to go to Japan, as opposed to going all the way around Europe. The French started to build it but diseases disabled them to co (MORE)

Why is Panama City Panamas capital?

Panama City is located in Florida.It is most beautiful and amazing place to visit.There are lot of natural place which you have with family and kids.I love to visit again panama city beach .i had lot of fun in panama city beach in Florida.

Was the Panama Canal good for panama?

The panama canal was not that great for Panama until it was controled by panana itself because Pana could not tax from it but it still brought many ships around in the area. Since they can tax from it now though they do benefit from it alot

How does the Panama Canal affect Panama?

Many people use the Panama Canal to sail to the other side of panama and import/ export items. It provides millions of dollars each day into our economy, but due to corruption, most of the money is deviated into corrupt politicians and not the people.

How far is it to Panama City Panama?

If you are leaving from Canada , Montreal you have to stop at Toronto after 2 hours and then go straight down the south of the earth. To go to Mexico it takes 4 hours and Panama is right below so it will be 2 more hours. It takes 6 hours to go to Panama, a very long time. Thanks 4 letting me help!! (MORE)

Where is Panama City in Panama?

Panama City is on the Pacific Coast just about in the center of the country. It is the Pacific point of entry or exit to the Panama Canal.

Where is the location for Panama?

Panama is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica. Its location on the Isthmus of Panama is strategic. By 2000, Panama controlled the Panama Canal which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea to the North of the P (MORE)

Is Panama big?

Panama , Span. Panamá, officially Republic of Panama, republic (2005 est. pop. 3,039,000), 29,760 sq mi (77,081 sq km), occupying the Isthmus of Panama, which connects Central and South America. So Panama is big but not huge, but is very BEAUTIFUL!!!

What are the dangers in Panama City panama?

1. Crime. Be sure to not whip out your expensive smart phone too much, and not to wear overtly expensive looking clothes and accesories. Specially in those areas deemed "crime ridden". 2. As of right now, the water. Due to heavy rainfall the water treatment plants are having a very hard time making (MORE)

Does Panama have swamps?

I can definitively say that Panama has at least one swamp, as I spent much time walking through it as a soldier stationed there. It is called the Majinga Swamp.

How did Balboa get to Panama?

he decided to stow away with his dog on board a relief supply ship sailing to San Sabastian on the Isthmus of Panama in 1510

What can you smell in Panama?

You can smell bananas because they grow there. You may smell horsesbecause the people are less likely to be able to afford cars.

Does Panama have a military?

Panama no longer has an army. After the USA captured Noriega forbeing a tyrant. Panama is protected by the USA and is controlled bycity officials and police.

Does the Panama Canal surround Panama?

The Panama Canal does not surround Panama, rather, it bisects Panama. It travels from the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of Panama to the Pacific Ocean on the west side of Panama, passing through the middle of the country, so approximately half of Panama is north of the canal and half is south of t (MORE)

Where is panama city panama located?

Panama is located in Central America between Costa Rica to the north and Colombia to the south. . It is at the southern end of the Central American isthmus (a narrow piece of land that connects two larger land areas) and forms the land bridge between North and South America. . The nation is S- (MORE)