Posted by Maria Arias on June 13, 2017 | About Panama | 0

Ten interesting facts about Panama

Panama it’s a tropical country with amazing beaches and cool mountain locations, and is a great place to take up a second residence. This country is a popular and favorite destination for expats. 

Here are some interesting facts about Panama. 

  • Panama celebrates two independence days, the first from Spain in 1821 and the second from Colombia in 1903.

  • There are two seasons: the dry season from December to April and the rainy season from May to November.

  • The country has the second-largest duty-free zone in the world, the Colon Free Zone. The first one is in Hong Kong.

  • Panamanian constitution gives foreigners and citizens the same right to own property.

  • Home to 10,000 different plants species and more than 1,500 varieties of trees. 

  • The Panama Canal is considered one of the seven modern World Wonders.

  • The indigenous language describes the name “Panama” as “abundance of fish & butterflies”.

  • Panama was the first Latin American country to adopt the U.S. dollar as its official currency.

  • In Panama you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic from the same spot.

  • 14 National Parks encompass approx. 3.5 million acres of rainforest, jungle, mountain ranges, marine areas, beaches and desert landscape. 

Advantages of living in Panama

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