Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. It has land borders with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica to the northwest. Its location on the isthmus that forms the land bridge connecting North and South America has been militarily strategic through history. It controls the Panama Canal that links the North Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea with the North Pacific Ocean, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.

For other places with the same name, see Panama (disambiguation).

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Map of Panama with regions colour-coded

  Central Panama
Panama City plus Colon and Cocle Provinces.
  Caribbean West
Bocas del Toro province and Ngöbe-Buglé Province as well as the northern portion of Veruguas Province.
  Pacific West
Many of Panama’s major attractions in Chiriqui Province plus all of Herrera and Los Santos Provinces, and the southern portion of Veraguas Province.
  Eastern Panama
The forests and swamps of Darien Province, some of Panama Province, Kuna Yala and the San Blas Islands.

  • 9-79.51 Panama City the capital with 3 districts of interest: the new city, the old city, and the colonial city. From here you can take a day trip to Miraflores – the locks are a good place to view the ships rising and falling as they pass through the Panama Canal.
  • 8.95-79.5666666666671 Balboa
  • 8.78-82.4327777777781 Boquete coffee growing capital of Panama in the Chiriquí Highlands
  • 8.21666667-82.216666671 Boca Chica in the Gulf of Chiriquí
  • 9.3597527777778-79.9004194444441 Colón
  • 8.4333333333333-82.4333333333331 David
  • 9.11666667-79.71 Gamboa
  • 9.5533305555556-79.65581 Portobelo historic Spanish Forts, boats to Colombia, and dive centers

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