Panama (Spaingie: Panamá) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Republic o Panama. It haes a population o 439,642, wi a tot metro population o 1,272,599, an it is locatit at the Paceefic entrance o the Panama Canal, at 8°58′N 79°32′W / 8.967°N 79.533°W / 8.967; -79.533. The ceety is the poleetical an administrative centre o the kintra, an a hub for internaitional bankin an commerce.[2] It is considered a Gamma Warld Ceety.[3]

Panama Ceety
Ceety
Panamá
Top tae bottom, left tae richt: Panama Canal, Skyline, Brig o the Americaes, The bovedas, Casco Viejo o Panama an Metropolitan Cathedral o Panama.
Top tae bottom, left tae richt: Panama Canal, Skyline, Brig o the Americaes, The bovedas, Casco Viejo o Panama an Metropolitan Cathedral o Panama.
Banner o Panama Ceety
Banner
Coat of airms o Panama Ceety
Coat airms
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Coordinates: 8°59′N 79°31′W / 8.983°N 79.517°W / 8.983; -79.517
KintraPanama
ProvincePanamá
DestrictPanama
FoondationAugust 15, 1519
Foondit biPedro Arias de Ávila
Govrenment
 • MayorRoxana Méndez
Area
 • Ceety275 km2 (106 sq mi)
 • Metro
2560.8 km2 (988.7 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety880,691
 • Density2750/km2 (7656/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,272,672
HDI (2007)0.780 – high[1]
Websitewww.municipio.gob.pa

Wi an average GDP per capita o US$11,700,[4] Panama haes been amang the tap five places for retirement in the warld, accordin tae the Internaitional Living magazine. Panama Ceety haes a dense skyline o maistly heichhrise biggins, an it is surroondit bi a lairge belt o tropical rainforest. It haes an advanced communications service, Internet uise is widespread; an Panama's Tocumen International Airport, the biggest an busiest airport o Central Americae, affers daily flichts tae major internaitional destinations.

Panama Ceety wis chosen tae be the American Caipital o Cultur for the year 2003 (jointly, wi Curitiba, Brazil).

HistoryEedit

Panama wis foondit on August 15, 1519, bi the Spainyie conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila. The ceety wis the stairtin pynt o expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru (1532). It wis a stopower pynt o ane o the maist important trade routes in the history o the American continent leadin tae the fairs o Nombre de Dios an Portobelo, whaur maist o the gowd an siller that Spain teuk frae the Americas passed throu.[5] The ceety wis destroyed bi a devastatin fire, when the pirate Henry Morgan sacked it on Januar 28, 1671. It wis rebuilt an formally established on Januar 21, 1673, in a peninsula locatit 8 km frae the oreeginal dounset. The place whaur the previously devastatit ceety wis locatit is still in ruins, an haes acome a tourist attraction kent as "Panama Viejo".

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Informe de Desarrollo Humano en Panamá" (in Spanish). 2007. Archived frae the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Investing in Panama". BussinesPanama.com. Archived frae the original on 9 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  3. www.lboro.ac.uk The World According to GaWC 2008 – Retrieved on 2010-10-10
  4. "Panama GDP - per capita (PPP) - Economy". Indexmundi.com. 19 Februar 2010. Retrieved 26 Juin 2010.
  5. "World Heritage Site". "World Heritage Site". 17 Februar 2010. Retrieved 26 Juin 2010.

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Coordinates: 8°59′N 79°31′W / 8.983°N 79.517°W / 8.983; -79.517