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Sights of Panama

Sights of Panama

You can see the famous Panama Canal, and at the same time the enchanting rainforests that surround it, by visiting the Soberanía National Park or National Park Soberanía. Here you can get acquainted with the flora and fauna of Panama, go kayaking on Gatun Lake and the Chagres River, on the banks of which, by the way, there is an ethnic village of the Embera people. The world famous nature trail through the park called Pipeline Road is also located in Soberania Park, this is the best place to observe the life of wild animals and birds in the region. The largest and busiest ports in the world are located in Panama. You can be impressed by the abundance of ships and goods from all over the world and feel the unique port atmosphere in the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. Here you can also learn the history of the construction and development of the Panama Canal and even ride along it. In the capital of the Republic, Panama City, do not miss the opportunity to visit the old quarter of Casco Antigua, full of colonial architecture in a mixed Havana and New Orleans style. And the Place de France also offers beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean! Causeway Dam is the meeting place for everyone and everything in Panama City, where most of the restaurants and other institutions of the capital are concentrated. Views of skyscrapers on the one hand and hundreds of ships in the Gulf of Panama on the other make everyone come here: both citizens and foreign tourists. Don’t miss Ankon Hill, home to rare agoutis and exotic toucans, and Panama la Vieia, the first colonial settlement now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can and should plunge into the cultural environment of Panama in the Sun Blas archipelago, where the ethnic minorities of Kuna Yala and Embera live. San Blas includes 360 coral islands in the Caribbean Sea, where these peoples manage to maintain their usual way of life for more than a century. The Internet, Coca-Cola and advertising for them will be nothing more than incomprehensible words.

National cuisine of Panama

According to calculatorinc, traditional Panamanian cuisine is rooted in Central American traditions and combines Indian and Spanish flavors. The main ingredients, without which it is impossible to imagine the local cuisine of Panama, are rice, corn, legumes, meat, onions, vegetables and herbs. A separate role is assigned to the national cuisine and seafood, because the country is located off the coast of two oceans at once! Among the characteristic features of serving dishes in Panama, it is worth mentioning a small amount of spices in dishes (hot and spicy sauces are served separately), an abundance of vegetable salads, as well as replacing ordinary dishes with tortillas, in which food is directly laid out. The most common dishes of Panamanian cuisine include rice with beef “arros-con-carne” – pork with corn or potatoes in banana leaves, scrambled eggs – “juevos revueltos”, “paella” – rice with seafood, “fufu” bananas and sea fish stewed in coke milk, fried and then chilled fish fillet “escabeche” and much more. All this is used with all kinds of cakes, such as “tortilla de mais” or “plantan tortillas”. Strong Panamanian coffee is the talk of the town, here it is drunk around the clock after each meal and between them, served with a jug of milk. Numerous desserts are called upon to offset coffee bitterness: vanilla tres leche pie, pi de lemon pie with lemons, el carmelho – a fruit pie, as well as bananas with vanilla and cinnamon, fried dough with ohaldres jam and coconut meringue plantain tortillas. The local drink “chichas de papaya” made from fresh papaya juice and pineapple is also very popular. The most common alcoholic drinks are Abuelo rum.

Transport

There are no direct flights to Panama from Russia, but the country is connected by air with several dozen countries, so you can use one of the transit options. For example, you can fly to Panama with a transfer in London or one of the US cities. There is also a land option: through Costa Rica, there are three border crossings open to international buses and other transport: Paso Canoas, Sabalito and Sixaola. Getting through Colombia to Panama is possible only formally, the border here is difficult to pass. Panama’s main airport is Tocumen or Tocumen International Airport (PTY), located 24 km east of Panama City, where most international flights arrive. Domestic flights in Panama are provided by three local airlines: Aeroperlas, Copa Airlines and Air Panama. Flights are usually very inexpensive, but there is a high probability of an unexpected cancellation or rescheduling of the flight. The most common type of transport in the country is buses: intercity (with air conditioning) and urban (more often without them). They connect all settlements of the country and areas in large cities. The main bus station, Albrook Bus Station, is located in Panama City. Some of the Panama Islands can be reached by sea, but be careful, many ships are smuggling. Taxis are available only in major cities, the price is negotiable, which should be discussed before the start of the trip. To avoid theft and other crimes, it is recommended to use the services of official branded taxis only. The cost of a trip from Tocumen Airport to Panama City is about $20. To rent a car, you will need an international driver’s license and a credit card as a deposit. For safety reasons, do not leave the car unattended, close all doors and windows, and do not leave anything of value inside. Panama is famous for its quality roads, the best in Latin America. From east to west, the Pan-American Highway runs through the country, no less high-quality roads pass from it to the coasts.

Sights of Panama

Panama Business

Panama Business

According to abbreviationfinder, PM is the 2 letter abbreviation for the country of Panama.

Business is largely concentrated to the Channel Zone. In the densely populated, urbanized zone of Ciudad de Panamá-Colón, service industries dominate; in 2003, service industries accounted for over 80% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employed approx. 2 / 3 of the working population.. In the country at large forms primary industries the largest industrial base.

Tourist revenue, especially at the Channel Zone, is substantial. In addition, due to its liberal establishment and tax rules, the country has significant international banking and financing activities.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Panama

Agriculture, fishing

Agriculture (incl. Hunting and fishing) employed 20% of the working population in 2003 and contributed approx. 6% of the national product. The country still has large unused agricultural land, and only 9% is fully cultivated land. The earth is very unevenly distributed. The vast majority of farms are very small, while 30% of agricultural land belongs to large estates and plantations. There, bananas, sugar and coffee are widely grown for export. Bananas alone account for approx. 1/3 of the country’s export earnings. Most important products for local consumption are rice, corn and beans. Otherwise, some cattle and pig teams are run.

During the 1980s, forestry was run to such an extent that the country’s forest areas were reduced by several percent annually. The heavy cutting also resulted in growing erosion problems, and during the latter part of the 1980s periods of chopping restrictions were introduced. About. 10% of the forest is protected in national parks. The timber and timber products are exported, among other things. of mahogany and mangrove bark (for tanning leather).

There is some fishing. Shrimp and anchovies are important export products.

Industry, mining

The industrial sector is relatively small and produces most consumer products for the domestic market. In 2003, the industry (including mining) employed 17% of the working population and contributed 14% of GDP. The industry is mainly concentrated in the Ciudad de Panamá – Colón area. Main industries are food industry, refining of imported petroleum (Colón), beverages, stationery and various consumables.

Panama has deposits of copper, coal and molybdenum.

Foreign Trade

According to Countryaah, Panama’s deficit on the balance of trade abroad is mainly covered by revenues and fees from the Channel Zone, by international banking and revenues from the tourism industry and ships sailing under the Panama flag (convenience flag). Thus, service exports are more important to Panama’s economy than goods exports. Colón has a free trade area with offices and business premises for a number of foreign companies. The Frison was established in 1953 and is today the second most important free trade area in the world (after Hong Kong).

In 2001, the United States accounted for 10% of Panama’s imports and 49.6% of exports. Other important trading partners are Japan, Ecuador, Germany, Costa Rica and Venezuela. The main export goods are bananas, shrimp, oil products, coffee and sugar. Electrical and electronic equipment, chemicals and chemical products, metal products, foodstuffs, transport equipment, textiles etc. are introduced.

Transport and Communications

The Pan-American Highway passes through the country from the north and approx. 550 km to the south. There is a stretch to the border with Colombia, Darién Gap (sp. Tapón de Dariél), which consists of alternating rainforest and wetlands. The development of this stretch is disputed. The road network is also best developed in the central parts of the country in the areas around the Panama Canal. The total road length is approx. 11 000 km. The Atlantic and Pacific Ocean are linked by the 82-kilometer Panama Canal. It is now registered approx. 10,000 vessels under the Panama flag (convenience flag), amounting to approx. 20% of the world’s trading fleet. The main ports, Balboa and Cristóbal, are located in the Channel Zone. Tocumen near the capital Ciudad de Panamá has an international airport.