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Capital : Panama City
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Panamanian balboa, United States Dollar
Population : 3 814 672
Area : 75 417 km2

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Panama facts

1. Independence from Colombia was obtained on November 3, 1903.
2. The population density is 42 people / km².
3. The country is 4 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 65%.
5. The longest river is Chágres, 193 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Panama.
7. Motto of the country – “For the Benefits of the World”.
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9. The highest peak is Volcan de Chiriqui 3 475 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. Over 60 million pounds of dynamite were used to build the Panama Canal.

12. This state is considered one of the best places in the world to retire.

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13. The US dollar is legal tender, in this country you do not print your own money.

14. 125 species of animals live only in Panama.

15. Panama hat was made in Ecuador.

16. The capital of this country is the only city in the world in whose borders there are rain forests.

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17. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 97 place,
      – 2018 year – 127 place.

18. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 12,000 professional and 0 Reservists,
      – 2018 year – 12,000 professional and 22,000 reservists.

19. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 65 armored vehicles, 20 jet aircraft and 10 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 0 tanks, 65 armored vehicles, 27 jet aircraft and 15 helicopters.

20. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $145,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $145,000,000 .

21. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 16 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 16 ships.

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22. During the 10-year construction of the Panama Canal, over 25,000 workers were killed.

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23. The minimum wage varies from 1.2222 balboas to 2.3636 balboas per hour depending on the region (data from 2012).

24. The amount of income tax in Panama is 25%.

25. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6.1% .

Autor: Daria

26. The shipping docks have been altered to bypass areas where there are whales.

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27. In Panama, an average person consumes about 8 liters of pure alcohol per year.

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28. The national alcohol is Seco Herrerano.

29. The most beer is beer – 69%, then spirit – 26%, wine – 4.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

30. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

Autor: EduKacJa

31. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

32. The average IQ level is 84.

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33. In this country there are 5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 188,208 people).

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34. The national animal is a harpy.

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35. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 25 to 30 km / h.

36. Outside the built-up area, the speed allowed on the regular road is 100 km / h, and on fast roads from 100 to 120 km / h.

37. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

38. In 2013, 386 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

39. The country has over 1,005,000 motor vehicles registered (267 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

40. 17% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 640,000 people).

41. 8% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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42. In this country there are over 15 137 km of paved roads including over 149 km of expressways (0.02% of all roads in the world).

43. In this country there are 117 airports, 57 with paved surface.

44. In this country there are 76 km of railway tracks.

45. In the capital of Panama there is a metro line with a length of 13.7 km (12 stations). It was opened in 2014. Approximately 43 million people use it annually.

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46. In this country, over 1 899 000 (2015) 2 799 892 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 73% of the population).

47. About 1 500 000 (2015) 1 700 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

48. The average speed of fixed internet is 3.5 Mb / s, and the maximum is 16.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

49. The national top-level domain is .pa . There are over 8,080 websites with such an extension.

50. The most popular pages with the extension .pa are: google.com.pa, laestrella.com.pa and critica.com.pa.

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51. The country has over $3 048 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.026% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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52. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $49 142 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $61,840,000,000 .

53. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 45.6% GDP, or around: $22 408 752 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 39.2% GDP, or around: $24 241 280,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $6,440.

54. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $15 470,000,000 .

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55. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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56. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 16 cigarettes a month.

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57. There are 44 “skyscrapers” in Panama City (buildings over 150 meters high).

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58. The lowest temperature: 2 °C was measured at Bajo Grande.

59. The highest temperature: 40 °C was measured in San Francisco.

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60. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

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61. The average life expectancy in this country is 75.5 years (women – 78.2 years and men – 73 years).

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62. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

63. 10 women give birth to 24 children on average

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64. The average age people living in this country is 28.6 years old.

65. The country is around:
1 032 000 people (27.06%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2,479,000 people (64.99%) in the age range 15-64 years.
303 300 people (7.95%) over 65 years old.

66. In this country, about 69 900 children are born each year (1.8% of the population), and about 18 300 people die (0.5% of the population).

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67. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

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68. Left-sided traffic was in force until April 15, 1943.

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69. In Panama, there are 22670 km2 of agricultural land (30% of the country).

70. 217 people in 1000 possess firearms.

71. The highest located town in the country is Cerro Punta.

72. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1941.

73. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 19 days.

74. The work week is 48 hours.

75. 57% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

76. 42888 km2 of the country is covered by forests (57.7%)

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77. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 25% (2018).

78. The tax on goods and services is 7% (2018).

79. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.3%.

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80. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 140 B /.

Autor: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Panama?
The highest peak in Panama is Volcan de Chiriqui (3475 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Panama?
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What is the largest lake in Panama?
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What is the national dish?
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What Panama has national colors?
National colors: blue, white and red.

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What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Seco Herrerano.

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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a harpy.

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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Panama?
Panama borders with such countries as: Colombia 225 km, Costa Rica 330 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 28.6 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage varies from 1.2222 balboas to 2.3636 balboas per hour depending on the region (data from 2012).

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What is the population density in Panama?
The population density is 51 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “For the Benefits of the World”.

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 40 ° C was measured in San Francisco.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 2 ° C was measured at Bajo Grande.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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