Why is Panama named Panama?
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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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 …Station, Coroza (East and West) and Quarry Heights (home of United States Southern Command). There were also housing areas for military families and Department of Defense civilians at Cocoli, Curundu, Coco Solo and Cristobal. (MORE)
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
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…f Central American nueva canciÃ³n and Cuban nueva trova as well as experimental tempos and political inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking persons' (salsa) dance music". An innovative thinker who has worked also as a poet, philosopher and politician, Ruben Blades is the most recognized Panamanian in the world. (MORE)
The Panama canal was built in Panama because that is the narrowest point between North and South America.
Panama is a country in Central America above Colombia and belowCosta Rica. The United States built a canal there.
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.
If you are born in Panama you are Panamanian. If your parents arePanamanian so are you.
Panama is a republic in S. Central America.. There is also the Gulf 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… de los Maestros Fri, Mar 11 Panama Holy Thursday Thu, Apr 21 Panama Easter Day Sun, Apr 24 Panama Labour Day Sun, May 1 Panama Dia del Padre Thu, Jun 16 Panama Father's Day Sun, Jun 19 Panama Founding of Panama City Mon, Aug 15 Panama Children's Day Tue, Nov 1 Panama All Souls' Day Wed, Nov 2 Panama National Day Thu, Nov 3 Panama Flag Day Fri, Nov 4 Panama Colon Day Sat, Nov 5 Panama Call for Independence Day Thu, Nov 10 Panama Independence from Spain Day Mon, Nov 28 Panama Teachers' Day Thu, Dec 1 Panama Mother's Day Thu, Dec 8 Panama Christmas Day Sun, Dec 25 Panama New Year's Eve Sat, Dec 31 (MORE)
Yes Panama City is the capital of Panama. It is on the Pacific sideof the Panama Canal.
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 SerranÃa de TabasarÃ¡ , which is more or less in the middle of the country, a…nd the Sierra de Veraguas , through which the Panama Canal cuts. A link can be found below. (MORE)
It could be from the Panama tree, or it could be from one of thenative languages. The name Panama means "many butterflies" in anindigenous tongue.
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 …can visit :http://www.trumpoceanclub.com while planing your trip to panama city. (MORE)
The Panama Canal was built in Panama because it was easier to build with little of land
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.
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… died until in the late1950s when the US proposed blasting the canal channel using roughly100 "clean" hydrogen bombs all detonated simultaneously along theroute of the canal as part of Project Plowshare which was thenseeking peaceful uses of nuclear explosives. This would havedrastically reduced the construction costs (by perhaps a factor ofmore than 100). But the idea was effectively killed by the 1963Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty. There are still plans to someday replace the Panama Canal with anew much wider "Nicaragua Canal", but the costs (and politicalinstabilities in the area) keep getting in the way. Also there areseveral ecological concerns with this route that must now beaddressed that would not have been considered issues in the 1960sor before. (MORE)
Panama was named by its discoverer Christopher Columbus. The name Panama is an Indian word meaning abundance of fish.
It is the Panama Canal. It was originally built by the US. HoweverPanama just completed a major improvement of the canal.
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.
panama is a bit south of mexico; or you might be asking about panama in ol' OKlahoma its north of broken bow.
Panama was named by its discoverer Christopher Columbus. The name Panama is an Indian word meaning abundance of fish.
Here's the lat/long for Panama City Panama - PANAMA Panama City 8Â° 58' N 81Â° 33' W.
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… for president in the 2008 election because it was counted as the United States for all legal purposes (though it was not a state). (MORE)
Panama is a country in Central America. It is between Costa Rica of Central America. and Columbia of South America.
it is appx a 2 hr 2 1/2 drive from Panama city to Colon, that would be from Pacific ocean to the Atlantic.
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…ing it, so he wore it the whole time he was down there. Well, if the president wears that, so too must his staff, and they all bought and wore the same kind of hat. When they got back to Washington, they were asked about the hat. They said this is the Panama Hat, we got them in Panama. There is a real Panama Hat that is made in Panama by Panamanians and worn by them but looks nothing like the one we call the Panama Hat. (MORE)
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..
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…ntinue, then the United States finished it. (MORE)
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.
The Panama Canal is named as such because it is a canal and is in the country of 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
The name of the body of water that is south of panama is thepacific ocean dn
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.
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)
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.
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…acific Ocean. Panama, at 75,515 km 2 , is ranked 118th worldwide on the basis of land size. (MORE)
There is a Panama City and a Panama City Beach in Florida and aPanama City in Panama.
In part. The Panama Canal meets the Pacific Ocean at Panama City. So yes, the most southerly part of the canal is in Panama City.
Panama , Span. PanamÃ¡, 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!!!
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… the water fit for human use. When in Panama I advise you to either boil water for 20 min or more, or buy bottled water for drinking. 3. Sanitation in some places. Be vigilant and if you see any red flags such as bad handling of food, too much flies, dirty restaurant... then don't eat there. Can't think of any more.... I'm Panamanian by the way. Please enjoy your stay in Panama. Just as it has dangers like all other places, it is also a fantastic place with many fun things to see and do, and many adventures to have. (MORE)
Panama didn't purchase the Panama Canal from anyone. Possession of the Canal was changed when a treaty was made between Panama and The United States in 1999.
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.
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
You can smell bananas because they grow there. You may smell horsesbecause the people are less likely to be able to afford cars.
It was originally promised to the Panamanians before it was built. The U.S. would control it for a certain amount of time, and it would then be given to Panama.
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.
Panama uses the American Dollar. Along with the USD Panama uses thePanamanian Balboa. The Panamanian Balboa is just coins, though,which it uses with American coins.
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…he canal. (MORE)
The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and is located across the Isthmus of Panama.
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-…shaped and runs from east to west with a length of 772 kilometers and a width that varies from 60 to 177 kilometers. . For more information refer to link below. . (MORE)