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    Panama Geography - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 78,200 km2
      land area: 75,990 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than South Carolina

      Land boundaries: 555 km total
      Colombia 225 km, Costa Rica 330 km

      Coastline: 2,490 km

      Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 200 nm

      Climate: tropical; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)

      Terrain: interior mostly steep, rugged mountains and dissected, upland plains; coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills

      Natural resources: copper, mahogany forests, shrimp

      Land use: arable land 6%; permanent crops 2%; meadows and pastures 15%; forest and woodland 54%; other 23%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: dense tropical forest in east and northwest

      Note: strategic location on eastern end of isthmus forming land bridge connecting North and South America; controls Panama Canal that links North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Panama on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Panama Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Panama Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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