Facts About Panama

Region: Central America
Capital: Panama City
Government: Republic
Population: 4.4 million (2021)
Avg. life expectancy: 79 years
Languages: Spanish and English
Industries: Clothing, cement, food
Independence: 1903*
*Note: U.S. controlled Panama Canal until 1999

Additional Information

Canal history
Frommer's travel guide
News from AP
U.N. country data
Top of the page