Panama Fact File


 Panama Information


Population: 3,608,431 (July 2014 est.)

Area: 75,420 sq km

Capital City: Panama City

Time Zone: (UTC-05:00)

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica

Climate: Tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)

Currency: Panama Balboas. Balboas (PAB) per US dollar – 1 (2014 est.)

Language: Spanish (official), indigenous languages (including Ngabe, Bugle, Kuna, Embera, Wounaan, Naso Tjerdi, and Bri Bri)

System of Government: Constitutional democracy

Head of State: President Juan Carlos VARELA (since 1 July 2014)

Telephone Country Code: 507

Emergency numbers: 104, 103, 911 (police, fire, ambulance)

Electricity: 110v

Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%

Life Expectancy at Birth: 78.3 years

Exports: $18.07 billion (2014 est.)

Imports: $17.5 billion (2013 est.)

Gross Domestic Product (Purchasing Power Parity): $76.95 billion (2014 est.)

GDP per Capita: $20,300 (2014 est.)

Inflation Rate: 2.9% (2014 est.)

Source: CIA The World Factbook


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