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Panama
Coordinates : 9°N 80°W / 9°N 80°W / 9; -80 Republic of Panama _República de Panamá_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Pro Mundi Beneficio" "For the Benefit of the World" ANTHEM: _ Himno Istmeño
Himno Istmeño
_ (Spanish ) Hymn of the Isthmus Capital and largest city Panama City
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Panama (other)
PANAMA
PANAMA
(or PANAMá) is a republic in Central America
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Spanish Language
(see many more ) REGULATED BY Association of Spanish Language Academies ( Real Academia Española and 22 other national Spanish language academies) LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 es ISO 639-2 spa ISO 639-3 spa GLOTTOLOG stan1288 LINGUASPHERE 51-AAA-b Spanish language in the world SPANISH (/ˈspænᵻʃ/ (_ listen ); español_ (help ·info )), also called CASTILIAN (/kæˈstɪliən/ (_ listen ), castellano_ (help ·info )), is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers around the world. It is usually considered the world\'s second-most spoken native language , after Mandarin Chinese
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Flag Of Panama
The FLAG OF PANAMA was made by María de la Ossa de Amador and was officially adopted by the "ley 48 de 1925". The Panamanian flag day is celebrated on November 4, one day after Panamanian separation from Colombia
Colombia
. The first flag proposed in 1903 consisted of thirteen horizontal stripes of alternating red and yellow, with a blue canton containing two golden suns, joined by a narrow line to depict the oceans to be united by the Panama
Panama
Canal (see the depiction below). However, this was not accepted by the Panamanian leader, Manuel Amador Guerrero
Manuel Amador Guerrero
, whose family designed a new flag. The stars and quarters are said to stand for the rival political parties, and the white for the peace in which they operate. Blue was the color of the Conservatives, and red the color of the Liberals
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Coat Of Arms Of Panama
The PANAMANIAN COAT OF ARMS is a heraldic symbol for Panama
Panama
. These arms were adopted provisionally and then definitively by the same laws that adopted the Panamanian flag . DESCRIPTIONThe center section contains the Isthmus of Panama
Panama
. The chief or top part of the coat of arms comprises two quarters. The top left over a field of silver a sword and a rifle. In 1904, the arms were made official by Law 64 of 4 June 1904 signed by the President
President
of Assembly Genaro Ortega , and sanctioned by the President
President
the Republic, Manuel Amador Guerrero . The official description of the heraldic design is as follows: * "It rests on a green field, symbol of the vegetation; it is of pointed form and it is intervened as far as the division
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Himno Istmeño
HIMNO ISTMEñO (English : Isthmian Hymn) is the national anthem of Panama
Panama
(Spanish : Himno Nacional de Panamá). The music was written by Santos A. Jorge, and the lyrics by Jeronimo de la Ossa . The song is directed to the average, working-class Panamanian with such lyrics as "Ahead the shovel and pick; At work without any more dilation". The usual length of the singing of the anthem is Chorus, Stanza I Con ardientes fulgores de gloria Se ilumina la nueva nación! Es preciso cubrir con un velo Del pasado el calvario y la cruz; Y que adorne el azul de tu cielo De concordia la espléndida luz. El progreso acaricia tus lares. Al compás de sublime canción, Ves rugir a tus pies ambos mares Que dan rumbo a tu noble misión. (CORO) En tu suelo cubierto de flores A los besos del tibio terral, Terminaron guerreros fragores; Sólo reina el amor fraternal
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Panama City
PANAMA CITY (Spanish: _Ciudad de Panamá_; pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama
Panama
. It has an urban population of 430,299, and its population totals 880,691 with 1,526,421 in its metropolitan area. The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal
Panama Canal
, in the province of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for international banking and commerce. It is considered a "Beta-" world city , one of three Central American cities listed in this category. Panama's Tocumen International Airport , the largest and busiest airport in Central America , offers daily flights to major international destinations. Panama
Panama
was chosen as the 2003 American Capital of Culture jointly with Curitiba
Curitiba
, Brazil
Brazil

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Panamanian Spanish
PANAMANIAN SPANISH is geographically defined as the form of Spanish spoken in the country of Panama
Panama
in Central America
Central America
. The variations among different speaker groups of the same language can be lexical (vocabulary), phonological (pronunciation), morphological (word forms), or in the use of syntax (grammar). Historically , Panama
Panama
and Colombia
Colombia
were part of the same political entity. Colombia, governed from the Real Audiencia of Panama
Panama
during the 16th century, then part of Castilla de Oro
Castilla de Oro
, with its capital in Panama, during the 17th century, and after independence from Spain, Panama
Panama
voluntarily became part of the Republic of Gran Colombia
Colombia
along with Venezuela
Venezuela
and Ecuador, with its capital in Bogota
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Ethnic Groups
An ETHNIC GROUP or ETHNICITY is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestral , language , social , cultural or national experiences . Ethnicity is often an inherited status based on the society in which one lives. In some cases, it can be adopted if a person moves into another society. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage , ancestry , origin myth , history , homeland , language or dialect , symbolic systems such as religion , mythology and ritual , cuisine , dressing style, art , and physical appearance . Ethnic groups, derived from the same historical founder population , often continue to speak related languages and share a similar gene pool
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Mestizo
MESTIZO (/mɛˈstizoʊ/ ; Peninsular Spanish : , Latin American Spanish , Philippine Spanish : ) is a term traditionally used in Spain, the Philippines, parts of Central America, especially in Belize and Latin America
Latin America
which originally meant a person of combined European and Amerindian or Pacific Islander descent, regardless of where the person was born. The term was used as an ethnic/racial category in the casta system that was in use during the Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
's control of their New World colonies. Nowadays though, particularly in Latin America , Mestizo
Mestizo
has become more of a cultural term, with culturally mainstream Latin Americans regarded or termed as Mestizos regardless of their actual ancestry, and with the term "Indian" being reserved exclusively for people who have maintained a separate ethnic identity, language, tribal affiliation, etc
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Indigenous Peoples Of Panama
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF PANAMA, or NATIVE PANAMANIANS, are the native peoples of Panama
Panama
. According to the 2010 census, they make up 12.3% of the overall population. The Guaymí
Guaymí
and Ngöbe-Buglé comprise half of the indigenous peoples of Panama. Many of the tribes live on comarca indígenas , which are administrative regions for an area with a substantial Indian populations. Three comarcas ( Comarca Emberá-Wounaan
Comarca Emberá-Wounaan
, Kuna Yala
Kuna Yala
, Ngöbe-Buglé ) exist as equivalent to a province, with two smaller comarcas ( Kuna de Madugandí
Kuna de Madugandí
and Kuna de Wargandí
Kuna de Wargandí
) subordinate to a province and considered equivalent to a corregimiento (municipality)
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Afro-Panamanian
AFRO-PANAMANIANS are Panamanians of African descent, and constitute 15% of the population. The Afro-Panamanian population can be broken into the "Afro-Colonial", Afro-Panamanians descended from slaves brought to Panama
Panama
during the colonial period and the "Afro-Antillean", West Indian immigrants from Trinidad
Trinidad
, Martinique
Martinique
, Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
, Dominica
Dominica
, Grenada
Grenada
, Barbados
Barbados
and Jamaica
Jamaica
, brought in to build the Panama Canal
Panama Canal
. Afro-Panamanians can be found in the towns and cities of Colón , Cristóbal and Balboa , the Río Abajo
Río Abajo
area of Panama
Panama
City , the Canal Zone, and the province of Bocas del Toro
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