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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
75,417 km2 (116th)

Capital
Panama

Language
Spanish

Motto
'For the Benefit of the World'

National Flower
Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria elata)

National Animal
Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)

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Panama Flag

Panama, authoritatively the Republic of Panama, is a nation in Central America, flanked by Costa Rica toward the west, Colombia toward the southeast, the Caribbean Sea toward the north, and the Pacific Ocean toward the south. The capital and biggest city is Panama City. Panama was possessed by indigenous clans before Spanish pioneers landed in the sixteenth century. It split far from Spain in 1821 and joined the Republic of Gran Colombia, an association of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela. After Gran Colombia broke up in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada in the long run turned into the Republic of Colombia. With the support of the United States, Panama withdrew from Colombia in 1903, permitting the development of the Panama Canal to be finished by the US Army Corps of Engineers somewhere in the range of 1904 and 1914.


Coat of Arms


Panama Coat of Arms

Territory


Panama Map

75,417 km2 (116th)


Capital


Panama Capital

Panama

Panama City is the capital and biggest city of Panama. The city is situated at the Pacific passage of the Panama Canal, in the region of Panama. The city is the political and regulatory focal point of the nation, just as a center for banking and trade. The city of Panama was established on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the beginning stage for endeavors that vanquished the Inca Empire in Peru. It was a stopover point on a standout amongst the most significant exchange courses the American landmass, prompting the fairs of Nombre de Dios and Portobelo, through which passed a large portion of the gold and silver that Spain took from the Americas.


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Panama Languague

Spanish



Motto


Panama Motto

'For the Benefit of the World'



National Flower


Panama National Flower

Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria elata)

Peristeria elata is a types of orchid happening from Central America to Ecuador and Venezuela. It is the sort types of its variety. It is generally alluded to as the Holy Ghost orchid, dove orchid or blossom of the Holy Spirit in English, and, as the flor del Espiritu Santo in Spanish. It has ovoid pseudobulbs over to 12 cm high, stretched, not fat and with four surrenders that reach up to one meter of length and 15 cm of width, collapsed. Blossoms rise up out of the base of the globule and produce 4 to 12 blooms with an extreme marble white shading and purple spots. The anther and pistil are yellow. The focal piece of the bloom has a well-characterized dove shape. Its aroma is like lager. It sprouts between the July and October months. In Panama this species has been rich in the extremely muggy mountain woodlands. It is found as an epiphyte plant on the trunks of trees secured with greenery at rise of around 1,100 m. In its characteristic living space, this orchid becomes close to the ground dimension of develop woods.


National Animal


Panama National Animal

Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)

The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical types of hawk. It is additionally called the American wench falcon to recognize it from the Papuan bird, which is here and there known as the New Guinea nag hawk or Papuan shrew falcon. It is the biggest and most dominant raptor found in the rainforest, and among the biggest surviving types of falcons on the planet. It more often than not possesses tropical marsh rainforests in the upper (emanant) covering layer. Decimation of its characteristic territory has made it evaporate from numerous pieces of its previous range, and it is about extirpated in Central America. In Brazil, the wench bird is otherwise called illustrious falcon. The upper side of the shrew hawk is secured with slate-dark quills, and the underside is for the most part white, aside from the feathered bone structures, which are striped dark. A wide dark band over the upper bosom isolates the dim head from the white tummy. The head is pale dim, and is delegated with a twofold peak. The upper side of the tail is dark with three dim groups, while its underside is dark with three white groups. The iris is dim or darker or red, the cere and bill are dark or blackish and the bone structures and toes are yellow. The plumage of guys and females are indistinguishable. The bone structure is up to 13 cm (5.1 in) long. Female wench hawks normally gauge 6 to 9 kg (13 to 20 lb).


Demonym(s)

Panamanian

Population

4,034,119
(2016 estimate)

Currency

Balboa (PAB)-United States dollar (USD)

Time Zone

UTC−5 (EST)

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