Description : View of Panama


Area: 78,200 sq. km. (30,193 sq. mi.). Panama occupies the southeastern end of the isthmus forming the land bridge between North and South America.
Cities: Capital--Panama City (1.1 million). Other cities--Colon (198,551), David (138,241).
Terrain: Mountainous (highest elevation Cerro Volcan Baru, 3,475 m.--11,468 ft.); coastline 2,857 km. (1,786 mi.).
Climate: Tropical, with average daily rainfall 28 mm. (1 in.) in winter.