Panama Ceety

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Panama Ceety
Banner o Panama Ceety
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Kintra Panama
Province Panamá
Destrict Panama
Foondation August 15, 1519
Foondit bi Pedro Arias de Ávila
 • Mayor Roxana Méndez
 • Ceety 275 km2 (106 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,560.8 km2 (988.7 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Ceety 880,691
 • Density 2,750/km2 (7,656/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,272,672
HDI (2007) 0.780 – high[1]

Panama (Spaingie: Panamá) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Republic o Panama. It haes a population o 439,642, wi a total metro population o 1,272,599, an it is locatit at the Paceefic entrance o the Panama Canal, at 8°58′N 79°32′W / 8.967°N 79.533°W / 8.967; -79.533. The ceety is the poleetical an administrative center o the kintra, an a hub for internaitional bankin an commerce.[2] It is considered a Gamma Warld Ceety.[3]

Wi an average GDP per capita o US$11,700,[4] Panama haes been amang the top five places for retirement in the warld, accordin tae the Internaitional Living magazine. Panama Ceety haes a dense skyline o maistly heichhrise biggins, an it is surroondit bi a lairge belt o tropical rainforest. It haes an advanced communications service, Internet uise is widespread; an Panama's Tocumen International Airport, the biggest an busiest airport o Central Americae, affers daily flichts tae major internaitional destinations.

Panama Ceety wis chosen tae be the American Caipital o Cultur for the year 2003 (jointly, wi Curitiba, Brazil).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Further information: Panamá Viejo

Panama wis foondit on August 15, 1519, by the Spainyie conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila. The ceety wis the stairtin point o expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru (1532). It wis a stopower point o ane o the maist important trade routes in the history o the American continent leadin tae the fairs o Nombre de Dios an Portobelo, where maist o the gowd an silver that Spain teuk frae the Americas passed through.[5] The ceety wis destroyed bi a devastatin fire, when the pirate Henry Morgan sacked it on Januar 28, 1671. It wis rebuilt an formally established on Januar 21, 1673, in a peninsula locatit 8 km frae the oreeginal settlement. The place whaur the previously devastatit ceety wis locatit is still in ruins, an haes become a tourist attraction kent as "Panama Viejo".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Informe de Desarrollo Humano en Panamá" (in Spanish). 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. "Investing in Panama". Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  3. The World According to GaWC 2008 – Retrieved on 2010-10-10
  4. "Panama GDP - per capita (PPP) - Economy". 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. "World Heritage Site". "World Heritage Site". 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 

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Coordinates: 8°59′N 79°31′W / 8.983°N 79.517°W / 8.983; -79.517