Panama Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Panama
  • Continent: North America
  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • Population: 3,405,813 (2010 Census)
  • Currency: Baiboa (PAB)
  • GDP: 65.055 billion (2018, World Bank)

24 Panama Facts for Kids

  1. Panama is a country on the North American continent.
  2. The official name for Panama is the Republic of Panama.
  3. A native or resident of Panama is called a Panamanian.
  4. The primary language spoken in Panama is Spanish.
  5. The capital city of Panama is Panama City.
  6. The population of Panama is 3,405,813 according to a 2010 census.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Panama was the 128th most populated country in the world.
  8. Panama has a population of an estimated 65% Mestizo ethnicity.
  9. The national currency of Panama is Balboa (PAB).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Panama was 65.055 billion USD.
  11. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Panama was 80th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  12. The country of Panama covers 29,119 square miles.
  13. Panama is the 116th largest country by square miles.
  14. The largest city in Panama is Panama City.
  15. The highest point in Panama is Volcán Barú, an active volcano at 11,401 feet.
  16. The longest river in Panama is the Chucunaque River at 144 miles long.
  17. The largest lake in Panama is Gatun Lake at 164 square miles.
  18. The government of Panama is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.
  19. Panama is divided into 10 provinces.
  20. Drivers in Panama drive on the right side of the road.
  21. The country calling code for Panama is +507.
  22. The ISO 3166 code for Panama is PA.
  23. The national anthem of Panama is called “Himno Istmeño”.
  24. It’s estimated that 63.2% of the people living in Panama are Roman Catholic.

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