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Panama (officially the Republic of Panama) is the southernmost country of Central America and the whole of North America.
Described as a cheaper, less touristy version of Costa Rica, Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
Famous for its 48 mile ship canal, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This was built over the course of a decade and was opened in 1914. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut greatly reduced the time (and the safety) for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Every year hundred of thousands of tourists make the eight-hour journey through the waterway.
Capital City: Panama City
Climate: Panama has a tropical climate with high temperatures and little temperature variation (Usually between 25-30 degrees Celsius).