Central America - Panama - Nationwide Newspapers

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El Informe De David

Bocas Del Toro
The Bocas Breeze

Country Information

Location:  Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
Geographic Coordinates:   9 00 N, 80 00 W
Area:   75,420 sq km (land: 74,340 sq km water: 1,080 sq km)
Climate:  Tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)
Languages:  Spanish (official), English 14%
Population:  3,559,408 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Panama City
Religion:  Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%
Ethnic Groups:  Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%
Independence:  3 November 1903 (from Colombia; became independent from Spain on 28 November 1821)

Source:  CIA Factbook