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The National Flower of Panama

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The flower of the Holy Spirit is the Panama´s national flower. It is a very rare orchid. It is found in El Valle de Anton. Its scientific name is Peristeria Elata. Itis white and is so special because it seems to have a little dove in its center.

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Panama Sports

Panamanians play many sports. Like other South American countries they play soccer. They call it football. They also play other sports that you wouldnt think would be very popular. They love to play golf as well as boxing. 

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Weather right now in Panama City

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Right now it is summer time in Panama. The temperatures this time of year are about 85 or so in the day and about 75 or so at night. The chance of rain is about 50% or so. Wind is usually pretty low at about 5 MPH give or take a few. There are usually thenderstorms everyday.

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Famous People from Panama

There are many famous people from Panama. There is Ruben Blades who is a salsa singer, songwriter, lawyer, actor, Latin jazz musician, and politician. There is Roberto Durán who is a retired professional boxer that is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. There is Roberto Lewis who was an outstanding painter and sculptor. Another is Daphne Rubin Vega who is a famous Panamanian dance music singer and Broadway actress. And even Luis Russell who is the first international Panamanian jazz musician.

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Panama History Timeline

This is a timeline from the discovery of Panama to now. Panama was actually discovered by Christopher Columbus. In 1821 Panama became independent from Spain. In the 1880s France tried to build the canal but failed. In 1903 the US took over the construction of the canal. It was finally finished in 1915.

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Panama - AGRICULTURE

Agriculture has been on the decline since the Panama canal was built. It was 29% in 1950. In 1985 it was only about 9%. This caused the labor force to drop as well.  it fell from 46 percent in 1965 to 26 percent in 1984.

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Panama Religions - Demographics

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As of 2012 about 85% of the population in Panama is Roman Catholic. About 15% is protestant. A small number of the population is unaffiliated. This means they dont belong to a religious group.

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Panama - Literacy rate, adult - World Data Atlas

The literacy rate in Panama has increased quite a bit. In 1980 it was about 88%. After that it rose steadily. The literacy rate as of 2009 is 93.6%. Although that is lower than ours that is still a good amount.

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Ricardo Martinelli

Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal (born March 11, 1952) is a Panamanian businessman serving as 49th President of Panama since 2009. He is a Panamanian of Italian descent from his father's side.

Born in Panama City, Ricardo Martinelli is the son of Ricardo Martinelli Pardini and Gloria Berrocal Fabrega.[1] He completed his secondary education at Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia in the United States. In 1973, he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas.[2] He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the INCAE Business School in 1977, graduating from its campus in Nicaragua.[3]

Martinelli is the chairman of the board of Panama's Super 99 supermarket chain,[1] and of two other companies; he sits on the boards of at least eight other companies.[citation needed]

Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal was born on March 11, 1952. He is a Panamanian businessman. He is also serving as 49th President of Panama since 2009. He is a Panamanian but has some Italian descent from his father's side. He went to college at Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia in the United States.

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Flag of Panama

The flag of Panama was made by Maria Ossa de Amador. It has been officially adopted by the "ley 48 de 1925";[1] the Panamanian flag day is celebrated on November 4, one day after Panamanian independence from Colombia.

The first flag proposed in 1903 consisted of 7 horizontal stripes of red and yellow, with a blue canton containing 2 golden suns, joined by a narrow line to depict the oceans to be united by the Panama Canal (see the depiction below). However, this was not accepted by the Panamanian leader, Manuel Amador Guerrero, whose family designed a new flag.

The stars and quarters are said to stand for the rival political parties, and the white for the peace in which they operate. Blue was the color of the Conservatives, and red the color of the Liberals. [2]

The flag of Panama was made by Maria Ossa de Amador. The Panamanian flag day is celebrated on November 4.  One day after Panamanian independence day which they won from Colombia.The first flag proposed in 1903 had 7 horizontal stripes which were red and yellow, with a blue canton containing 2 golden suns, joined by a narrow line to depict the oceans to be united by the Panama Canal. This was not accepted by the Panamanian leader, Manuel Amador Guerrero, whose family designed a new flag.The stars and quarters are said to stand for the rival political parties, and the white for the peace in which they operate. Blue was the color of the Conservatives, and red the color of the Liberals. 

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General Information on Panama

Panamas capital is Panama City. The population is about 430,000. Panamas currency is the Balboa. Mining is only a very small part of their GDP coming in at only about 0.5%. Panamas ecosystem is very deverse.

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Panama's Majestic National Bird- The Harpy Eagle

Panama's Majestic National Bird- The Harpy Eagle | Panama-Keegan Jordan | Scoop.it

Panamas national bird is the Harpy Eagle. There are only about 35 known nests in Panama. They are grey and have large feathers around their head. They are very indangered. They have made the decision to leave them alone and in the wild to live rather than in zoos.

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NATIONAL ANTHEM OF PANAMA-"Himno Istmeño" "Hymn of the Isthmus

Jerónimo de la Ossa wrote the national anthem. Santos Jorge is the composer. It was adopted in 1906. The National Anthem of Panama was originally a school song that the composer Santos Jorge arranged for its functions. It was declared the country's official National Anthem in 1903 after the separation of Panama from Colombia.

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Tour of the Panama Canal

There are many tourist attractions in Panama. The San Blas islands are home to Panama's indigenous Kuna people, best known for their colorful fabric molas. The Panama canal is also another place worth visiting. You can also hike through the Parque Nacional Darién which is like a national park. You can also visit the Pearl Islands which have become even more famous recentlly because they were featured on the show survivor.

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Panama Independence Day 2010

Panama celebrates its independence on November 3rd. The following day, November 4th is El Día de la Bandera. This translates to Flag Day. They celebrate with parades in the city. There  are 2 main parades that are held at the same time in 2 different cities. 

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Panama Industries

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Panama has many industries. One main industry is the production of Cement and other construction materials. They also mill sugar in Panama. They used to be big on farming. However since the canal was built farming has been on the decline. 

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Street Food in Panama

Panama has a huge variety of food. Street food vendors are set up year round. However most vendors are set up for festivals. They have many types of food. Grilled meats as well as exotic fruits are just a few of the foods they have at the festivals. 

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What type of government does Panama have?

Panama is a Constitutional Republic. This was started in 1972. They have elections held every 5 years. Panama has a president as their leader.

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Currency in Panama

Panama uses the Balboas. The current exchange rate shows that the dollar is worth the same as the Balboa. This means that what is worth one dollar here is going to be worth one Balboa in Panama.

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Demographics of Panama

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Panama, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

The culture, customs, and language of Panama is predominantly Caribbean Spanish. Panama has a very diverse population which is largely of mixed Spanish, black, and Native American descent/ancestry. According to the CIA World Factbook, Panama has a population of more than 3,400,000; 70% is mestizo (mixed white, Native American, and/or black) and mulattoes (mixed white, and black ancestry), 10% is primarily black and mulattoes, 15% white and 6% Native Americans. Some East Asians like the Chinese are less than one percent.[citation needed]

Immigration to Panama are represented by ethnic groups in the 19th and 20th centuries: British and Irish, Dutch, French, Germans, Italians, Portuguese, Poles, Russians or Ukrainians (a large number are Jews), U.S. Americans and West Indies/Caribbean (esp. Afro-Caribbean) nationalities, in which thousands of Barbadian and Jamaican workers played a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. Also important was the immigration of Arabs and Asians: in particular Chinese, Lebanese, Palestinians, South Asians (from India and Pakistan) and Syrians.

The culture, customs, and language of Panama is predominantly Caribbean Spanish. Panama has a very diverse population which is mostly of mixed Spanish, Black, and Native American descent. Panama has a population of more than 3,400,000. 70% is mixed white, Native American, and/or black ancestry, 10% is primarily black 15% white and 6% Native Americans. Some East Asians like Chinese are less than 1%. 

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Map of Panama

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This is the map of Panama. Panama is located in Central America. The capital is Panama city. Panama is right below Costa Rica. Panama also borders the Caribbean sea.  

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