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About Panama

Panama is the southernmost country of the North American continent. Officially known as the republic of Panama, the country’s forests are home to some of the rarest tropical flora and fauna. Panama is a hot spot for the wildlife tourist. Some of the plants, birds and animals found in the jungles of Panama cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The beautiful island and the National Parks are the major tourist attractions in Panama.


Population :

3,661,868 (2013 census)

Language :

Spanish

Currency :

Balboa, United States Dollar

Area :

75,517 square km (29,157 square miles)

Calling Code :

+507

Time Zone :

EST (UTC?5)


Climate & Geography

Panama has a hot and humid climate. There are no major temperature changes and it ranges mostly between 24 degrees C to 30 degrees C (75.2 degrees F to 86.0 degrees F).

Due to the tropical climate of Panama, there is an abundance of forest cover. The jungles dominate most of the regions. Mangrove swamps and banana plantations vie for space in the rest of the country. Mountain ranges also form a part of the geography of Panama.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between December and April, which is the dry season, is the best time to visit Panama.

Territory & Capital : Panama is surrounded by Colombia on the southeast, the Caribbean on the north, Costa Rica on the west, and the Pacific Ocean on the south. Most parts of panama lie between latitudes 7 degrees and 10 degrees N, and longitudes 77 degrees and 83 degrees W. Panama City is the capital and the largest city of Panama.   

Transportation

The roadways are the preferred means of transport in Panama. The railways, waterways, and airways complement the roadways in an effective manner.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest Embassy of Panama to get the details of visa requirements.


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