Capital: Panama City
Population of main cities:
Panama City (430,300); San Miguelito (315,100); Las Cumbres (127,500); La Chorrera (118,600); Tocumen (113,200); Pacora (104,000); Arraiján (96,700); David (82,000); Vista Alegre (55,200); Santiago de Veraguas (51,300)
About 88% of the total population of Panama is of non-indigenous origin, the remaining 12% are of Amerindian origin. Among the indigenous population, the most present ethnic groups are the Ngäbe with 62.3% of the total indigenous population, the Guna represent about 19%, the Emberá 7.5% and finally the Buglé with 6.4%. (National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Panama)
Other Languages Spoken:
A lot of Panamanians speak English fluently. Several indigenous dialects are also spoken.
Spanish and English, because of the many business and other relationships with the United States.
Catholics 80%, Protestants 10%, Muslims 5%, Others 5%.
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National Currency: Panamean Balboa (PAB)
Type of State:
Panama is a republic based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
The economy is based on port activities; tourism; agricultural exports and Canal fees.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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17.7 per 100 Inhabitants
45.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
90.88% of the Population
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