Needing facts on Panama?

I am going to Panama to visit a friend, I don't want to look retarded so will somebody list the main crops, citys, animals... etc.

Most facts gets 10 points. Thanks!

3 Answers

Relevance
  • Seryan
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise

    on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.

    The canal generates fully one-third of Panama's entire economy.

    "A man a plan a canal panama" is a palindrome.

    Daphne Ruben Vega (the Broadway star of Rent) was born in Panama City

    in 1968.

    Panama was the first Latin American country to adopt the U.S. currency

    as its own.

    The population of Panama in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations

    at 3,120,000, which placed it as number 129 in population among the

    193 nations of the world, and the smallest population in Central America.

    The cargo ship Ancon was the first vessel to transit the Canal on August 15, 1914.

    The lowest toll paid was $0.36 and was paid by Richard Halliburton who crossed the Canal swimming in 1928.

    Seven out of ten Panamanians haven't heard of the song "Panama" by Van

    Halen.

    Mel Gibson has talked about shooting his next movie, a remake of the 1950 film noir Panic in the Streets, in Panama.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Well I am not sure why you would need to know the crops and what not, but whatever. Here are a few things to add to the above answers.

    Panama has become a major retirement center for gringos in the past 5 years. They have flocked here because Panama uses the US dollar, there are benefits for being retired here (Cheaper air fare, hotels, etc.) , the weather is nice, and it is cheap.

    Major cities are Panama, Colon, Santiago, and David (That happens to be east to west order). Panama is the only real "city" by my standards.

    The highest point is Volcan Beru (near the Costa Rican border).

    Just beneath Beru is a town called Boquete. It was a major Coffee town, but now it has become Gringo central for the province of Chiriqui.

    In Panama city you should never pay more then $4. NEVER. Even $4 is a lot. You will pay at least $20 to get to the airport though.

    They mostly eat rice and beans with chicken, or rice and beans with pork. They don't seem to like spice or anything exotic in their food.

    I am not sure what else you want to know. Brushing up on Panama's history will help you understand the country and the way it woks the best.

    Source(s): I live here.
    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    amador and the canal are big tourist atrraction

    they are in the process of building a baseall stadium named after famous Panamanian baseball legend Rod Carew

    valle de anton is beautiful, there the temperature is low because it's real high up and they got the famous golden frogs, thremal waters and mountain of the sleeping indian girl.

    barazza , chorrio , colon the city, are some of the hot spots for gangs and stuff

    pretty much all the convinience stores are owned by chinese people

    famous beer in Panama are Atlas and Balboa..people prefer the Balboa more

    lol can't think of any more right now

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.