• Republic of Panama
Netherland

Government

Constitutional democracy. National name República de Panamá Capital and largest city (2010 est.) Panama City, 1,272,672 ; San Miguelito- 321,501; Tocumen- 88,543 Land area 29,340 sq mi (75,991 sq km); total area: 30,193 sq mi (78,200 sq km) Population (2013 census 3,510,045 (growth rate: 1.41%); birth rate: 19.17/1000; infant mortality rate: 11.32/1000; life expectancy: 77.96; density per sq mi: 115 Monetary unit Balboa; U.S. dollar

Languages

Spanish (official), English 14%, many bilingual Ethnicity/race Mestizo 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Indian 6% Religions Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15% National Holiday Constitution Day, May 17 Literacy rate 91.9% (2000 est.)

Economic summary

GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $50.25 billion; per capita $13,600. Real growth rate: 10.6%. Inflation: 5.9%. Unemployment: 4.5%. Arable land: 7.26%.

Agriculture

Bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp. Labor force: 1.57 million; note: shortage of skilled labor, but an oversupply of unskilled labor (2011 est.); agriculture 15%, industry 18%, services 67% (2011 est.).

Industries

Construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling.

Natural resources:

Copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower.

Communications:

Telephones: main lines in use: 553,100 (2009); mobile cellular: 6.496 million (2009). Televisions: 510,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 10,984 (2010). Internet users: 959,800 (2009).

Transportation:

Railways: total: 76 km (2008). Highways: total 11,978 km; paved: 4,300 km; unpaved: 7,678 km (2002). Waterways: 880 km navigable by shallow draft vessels; 82 km Panama Canal (2011). Ports and harbors: Balboa, Cristobal, Coco Solo, Manzanillo (part of Colon area), Vacamonte. Airports: 118 (2012).

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