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Republic of Panama
República de Panamá
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Pro Mundi Beneficio"
"For the Benefit of the World"
Anthem: Himno Istmeño  (Spanish)
Capital
and largest city
Panama City
8°58′N79°32′W / 8.967°N 79.533°W / 8.967; -79.533
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups[1]
DemonymPanamanian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentJuan Carlos Varela
 • Vice PresidentIsabel Saint Malo
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
 • from Spain28 November 1821 
 • from Colombia3 November 1903 
Area
 • Total74,177.3 km2[2]
28,640 sq mi
 • Water (%)2.9
Population
 • July 2015 estimate3,929,141[3]
 • 2010 census3,405,813[4]
 • Density45.9/km2
118.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$82.179 billion[5]
 • Per capita$20,512[5]
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$47.473 billion[5]
 • Per capita$11,849[5]
Gini (2012) 51.9[6]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.780[7]
high ·60th
Currency
Time zoneEST(UTC−5)
Drives on theright
Calling code+507
ISO 3166 codePA
Internet TLD.pa

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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