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what are some mountains and deserts in panama? ?

i was looking on the computer and i could not find anything about what the names of the mountains are and the desert in panama

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  • Elmyr
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    1 decade ago
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    Panama doesn't have a named desert. The only desertification is a result of poor land management. It was a prosperous Spanish colony as a major transshipping point of gold from the Americas and they needed farmland to support their population. Rain forest soil is thin and not very rich. When you raze the forest to plant crops, the soil is quickly depleted. With no trees to prevent erosion, there can be desertification, but it won't be a true desert because the rainfall is too high. The closest thing to a desert in Panama is the Sarigua area.

    "From Panama City it will take you a less than an hour by plane or a little over 4 hours by car to reach Panama's 'desert'. Though not a desert in strict ecological terms (Sarigua receives more than a meter of rain each year), but the salt plains, the wind-blown sand, and cacti all evoke the image of 'death valley'. In fact, Sarigua is a lesson in the peril of poor land management."

    Mountains: "The mountain range of the divide is called the Cordillera de Talamanca near the Costa Rican border. Farther east it becomes the Serranía de Tabasará, and the portion of it closer to the lower saddle of the isthmus, where the canal is located, is often called the Sierra de Veraguas. As a whole, the range between Costa Rica and the canal is generally referred to by Panamanian geographers as the Cordillera Central."

    The mountains in the east, near the Colombian border, are related to the Andes.

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