Panama has the second largest economy in Central America and is also the fastest growing economy and largest per capita consumer in Central America.

Since 2010, Panama remains the second most competitive economy in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index.

  • Panama has largest boundary with Costa Rica which is approximately 330 km.
  • Panama has shortest boundary with Colombia which is approximately 225 km.
  • The largest river in Panama is Chiriqui Viejo which is 130 km.
  • The largest export partner of Panama is US.
  • The largest import partner of Panama is US.
  • There are 21 seaports in Panama.

Tourist Attraction#

Trade and tourism share the waters as two ships pass in the Panama Canal.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Panama is Harpy eagle.
  • The famous dance of Panama is Tamborito.
  • The national dish of Panama is Sancocho de gallina.

Harpy eagle, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Harpy eagle
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC