Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America and North America. Situated on an isthmus (an isthmus is a narrow strip of sand connecting two larger areas) connecting North and South America, some categorize it as a transcontinental nation. Panama is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It measures 75,000 km² and has an estimated population of 3,300,000. The capital is known as Panama City.

The official language is Spanish.

Tourism is on the rise in Panama. It is a small and extremely diverse place to visit. You can actually visit two oceans on the same day, visit a cloud or rainforest, or go to beautiful white sandy beaches, or even visit the mountains and valleys.

The northwest and northeast regions of Panama are becoming very popular because of the beaches, the temperate climate, and their closeness to the tropical rainforests. It is also close to the very popular Costa Rica.

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