National Symbols of Panama

Panama is a country in North America. It shares borders with the following countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, . The capital of Panama is Panama City.

The official language is Spanish and the Panamanian Balboa is the currency of the Panama. The domain is .pa and the country code is +507.

National day is celebrated on 3 Nov 1903. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Panama is no exception.

In Panama, Baseball is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Panamanian people. Seco is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Panama. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Ricardo Miró represent a national Panamanian symbol.

The country was founded by Simón Bolívar. The current president of Panama is Laurentino Cortizo.

In Panama the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 110 V, 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The Panamanian national anthem was written by Jeronimo de la Ossa and composed by Santos Jorge.

Country information

Former name(s) Gran Colombia
Official name(s) Republic of Panama
Alternative name(s) Republic of Panama (official, English), República de Panamá (official, Spanish)
Regional location Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
Country name etymology After a former village near the modern capital, Panama City. From the Cueva language meaning "place of abundance of fish" or "place of many fish", possibly from the Caribe "abundance of butterflies", or possibly from another native term referring to the Panama tree.
Climate Tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)
Terrain Interior mostly steep, rugged mountains and dissected, upland plains; coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills
Population 4,314,767
National Day 3 Nov 1903
Language(s) Spanish
Religion Christianity Roman Catholic, Protestant Other Christian Traditional faiths
Country code +507
Literacy rate 94.1%
Currency Panamanian Balboa
Capital city Panama City
Domain(TLD) .pa
Ethnicity Mestizo
Head of government President
Nationality Panamanian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 75,417 km2 (29,119 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−5 (EST)
Average elevation 360 m (1,181 ft)
Coastline 2,490 Km
Mains electricity 110 V, 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Panama

Flag map of Panama

Motto of Panama

Pro mundi beneficio - "For the benefit of the world"

National animal of Panama

The National animal of Panama is Panamanian golden frogs

National Animal of Panama - Panamanian golden frogs

National flower of Panama

The National flower of Panama is Peristeria Elata. Botanical name is Peristeria Elata.

National flower of Panama - Peristeria Elata

National bird of Panama

The National bird of Panama is Harpy Eagle

National bird of Panama - Harpy Eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Panama

Panamanian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Though you possess prudence, old man, do not despise advice.

When the eyes see nothing, the heart feels nothing.

Half of an orange tastes just as sweet as a whole one.

Speak whenever you must, hush whenever you can.

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food.

The wise man affirms little and doubt much.

The leafiest tree doesn’t always have the juiciest fruit.

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