Panama connects South and Central America. It is known for its tropical climate and beautiful features such as beaches. The following are ten amazing facts about Panama on about.me.
•Panama canal is a major source of revenue
Being among the top tourist destinations of the country, Panama Canal contributes a third of the total country’s revenue. This is because of the robust economic activities that are dependent on the passage.
•Home to a large number of bird species
With over 970 bird species, Panama ranks among the top 25 countries globally in terms of bird diversity on webs.com. The country has two distinctive coastlines that play home to the most unique and beautiful birds compared to Canada and U.S. combined.
•The official currency is the U.S. dollar
The long-term existence of the strong bond between Panama and the U.S. has been enhanced by Panama’s official currency, which is the U.S. dollar.
•El Valle town is situated in a crater of a massive volcano
The famous tourist destination, El Valle, is 6km wide and is located within a crater of a volcano even though it is currently inactive. The town also has cool temperatures.
•Least populated in Central America
By virtue of being geographically small, Panama has the least population in Central America. Its population is approximately 3.6 million people, with 70% being a mixture of Europeans and Native Americans.
•Previously known as the Republican of Gran Colombia
The Republican of Gran Colombia referred to four territories that included Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. The republic was created after Panama disconnected from its Spanish roots. After Venezuela broke off the Republic, Panama remained as part of Colombia and later seceded from Colombia in 1903.
•The only world capital with a rain forest
Panama City has a rain forest called the Parque Natural Metropolitano de Panama, which attracts tourists due to its natural landscape and the sensational cosmopolitan culture of the city.
•Has a coastline of over 2,490km
The country has a 2,490km coastline, thus having pristine beaches.
•Has the most expensive rail
Panama’s railroad is the most expensive rail to be built in history. It cost over $8 million. In addition, approximately 12,000 workers died during its construction.
•Panama’s highest elevation is the Volcan Baru
The Volcan Baru, which is the highest point of Panama, is elevated at 3,473m above sea level. It also offers visitors a clear view of the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea on any clear day.
About Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa
Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa is a Venezuelan professional executive. Currently, he holds three posts in various Panama-based businesses. Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa is the president, treasurer and director in five different companies. The prominent entrepreneur has played a pivotal role in enhancing business growth, engaging in mentoring youths on leadership and improving the economy of Venezuela.
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