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Panorama of Panama City
Panorama of Panama City seen from Ancon Hill. - Image: Brian Gratwicke
 

About Panama City

Panama City Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Panama City, the national capital of Panama, located at the southern end of the Panama Canal at the Bay of Panama, part of the Gulf of Panama (North Pacific Ocean).

The city was founded in 1519 by the Spanish. Within a few years the city became a launching point for expeditions of the Spanish conquistadores that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru, and a transit point for gold and silver headed back to Spain. In 1671 the city was destroyed by a fire when Welsh privateer Henry Morgan wreaked havoc and sacked the settlement. Panama was rebuilt two years later on a peninsula located 5 km (3 miles) to the south west from the original town. It is today the historic district of Panama City known as Casco Viejo. Panama's old quarter features many architectural styles, from Spanish colonial buildings to French and Antillean townhouses. The site of the devastated town is still in ruins and is now a popular tourist attraction known as Panama Viejo (Old Panama).

Today Panama City has a city population of about 880,000 inhabitants and a total of 1.5 million people live in the city's metropolitan area, it is the political, administrative and cultural center of the country. Official language is Spanish.

The map shows a city map of Panama City with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Tocumen International Airport (IATA code: PTY), the largest and busiest airport in Central America is 20.3 km (12.6 mi) by road (via Corredor Sur) away from Panama City.

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Local Time Panama:
Sunday-July-5 2015  23:54  
Standard Time Zone: Eastern (EST), UTC/GMT -5 hours
Google Maps: Searchable map/satellite view of Panama City

City Coordinates: 8°59′N 79°31′W
 
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More about Panama:

Landmarks:
Searchable map and satellite view of the Panama Canal


Country:
Searchable map/satellite view of Panama
Political Map of Panama
Administrative Map of Panama

Panama Country Profile

Continent:
Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Map of South America
 
Weather Conditions Panama City



External Links
Panama City (official website)
Wikipedia: Panama City
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Searchable Maps of other Capital Cities in Central America:
Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, San José, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
Searchable Maps of Countries of Central America:
Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

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