Panama Cities with Hotels
Panama, republic, situated in the isthmus linking South America with Central and North America. The country, which is bisected by the Panama Canal, is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, on the east by Colombia, on the south by the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by Costa Rica. Panama's coastline is about 685 km (about 425 mi) long on the Caribbean and about 1230 km (about 765 mi) long on the Pacific; the country's total area is 77,082 sq km (29,762 sq mi), including the canal region.
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Land and Resources
Panama is traversed lengthwise by two mountain systems. The
loftier Serrania de TabasarÃ¡ crosses into Panama from the west. The range
averages 1525 m (5000 ft) in elevation, with its tallest peak, BarÃº, an
extinct volcano, reaching 3475 m (11,401 ft). The Cordillera de San Blas and
the SerranÃa del DariÃ©n, which form the lower, eastern, range, average about
915 m (about 3000 ft) and are almost entirely situated within the country.
Fertile, well-drained valleys and plains are located among the eastern
The region between the two mountain systems consists of hills, ranging from
about 90 to 460 m (about 300 to 1500 ft) in height, and valleys. It is
thickly matted with forest and tangled undergrowth and is studded with
ridges, crests, and occasional plains and high plateaus.
The two mountain ranges are watersheds within which rise some
325 rivers and streams emptying into the Pacific and 150 descending to the
Caribbean. The largest and most important river, the Tuira, flows into the
Gulf of San Miguel on the Pacific coast. Another large river, the Chagres,
rises in central Panama and is dammed at Gatun into an artificial lake that
forms an important section of the Panama Canal.
Both of the Panamanian coasts are indented by lagoons, bays,
and gulfs. The Gulf of Panama lies on the Pacific side and contains the
Pearl Islands (ArchipiÃ©lago de las Perlas), consisting of more than 100
islands of varying size with a total area of some 1165 sq km (some 450 sq
Panama has a tropical climate with average annual
temperatures ranging from 23Â° to 27Â° C (73Â° to 81Â° F) in coastal areas. In
the interior, at the higher altitudes, the average temperature is 19Â° C (66Â°
F). The rainy season extends from April to December. On the
the average annual rainfall is about 2970 mm (about 117 in); on the Pacific
side it is about 1650 mm (about 65 in).
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