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1) Panama, country, Central America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Republic of Panama, republic (1995 est. pop. 2,681,000), 29,760 sq mi (77,081 sq km), occupying the Isthmus of Panama, which connects Central and South America. To...

2) Panama Canal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Panama Canal, waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic (by way of the Caribbean Sea) and Pacific oceans, built by the United States (1904-14)...

3) Panama, city, Panama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Founded in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Avila, the city flourished in early colonial times as the Pacific port of transshipment of Andean riches to Spain. After it was...

4) Panama Canal Zone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Panama Canal Zone, former territory within Panama, 553 sq mi (1,432 sq km), that was administered by the United States under a 1903 treaty (with later amendments)...

5) Colon, city, Panama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Caribbean end of the Panama Canal. Colon, the second largest city in Panama, was surrounded by, but not part of, the former Panama Canal Zone. Colon is an important...

6) David, city, Panama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cattle raising is the principal occupation in the region, but tropical fruits, coffee, cacao, and sugar are also produced. David is surrounded by the picturesque...

7) Darien, region, Panama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Panama between the Gulf of Darien on the east and the Gulf of San Miguel on the west. Darien province, heavily forested and sparsely populated, is in the western...

8) panama-hat palm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Carludovica palmata) growing wild from Central America south to Bolivia. Despite its frondlike leaves it is not a true palm. The leaves are used to weave Panama hats,...

9) Santiago, city, Panama. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Santiago is a communications and commercial center in the Pacific lowlands. It is a provincial and district capital....

10) Panama City. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Panama City, city (1990 pop. 34,378), seat of Bay co., NW Fla., on St. Andrews Bay; inc. 1909. A Gulf Coast resort with amusement parks and excellent fishing, it...

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