Official Name - República Panamá (Republic of Panama)
Languages - Spanish
Country Population - 2,739,000
Capital City - Panamá City
Land Area - 29,000 square miles (7 times the size of Connecticut)
Currency - Balboa (1 balboa = 1 dollar)
Fun Facts - Panamá has over 700 islands.
  - Panamá is the connecting link between North America and South America.
  - The flag is modeled after the US flag.
  - The Balboa (the currency) is actually the name for the US dollar which is used as paper money.  Panama does however have their own coins.  Vasco Nuñez de Balboa was from Spain and is credited with being the first European to view the Pacific ocean from the new world, which he did from Panamá.

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