Facts About Panama

  • Country Telephone Code: 507
  • Country Capital: Panama City
  • National Currency: Panama's official currency, the Balboa, is available only in coins and not in paper bills. The value and size of Balboa coins are equal to those of US coins. Products and services can be priced in both Balboas and US$'s.
  • Independence Day: November 28, 1821 (from Spain), November 3, 1903 (from Colombia)
  • Tourism Web Site: Visit Panama
  • Fire Department: 103
  • Police: 104
  • Red Cross: 228-2187
  • International Calls: 106
  • Directory Assistancee: 102

Geography

  • Total Area: 29,157 sq miles (75,517 sq km)
  • Length: 480 miles (772 km)
  • Width: 37-110 miles (60 - 177 km)
  • Lattitude & longitude: 9° 0' 0' N / 80° 0' 0' W
  • Land boundaries: 345 miles (555 km)
    • Colombia: 158 miles (225 km)
    • Costa Rica: 205 miles (330 km)
  • Coastal boundaries: 1,547 miles (2,490 km)
  • Highest elevation: Baru Volcano 11,401 ft. (3,475 m)
  • Political Map: Panama is coprised of nine provinces - Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Coclé, Colón, Darién, Herrera, Los Santos, Panamá and Veraguas, and three Comarcas - Kuna Yala/ San Blas, Ngübe-Buglé, Emberá Wounaan Cémaco and Emberá Wounaan Sambú.

Camera/Video - Service & Repair

Professional camera/video repair service is available at the following authorized repair service center.

Fotoser S. A. (Canon/Olympus)
  • Location: Building "El Paical", First Floor, Office #3 - behind Banismo Bank in Transistmica
  • Tel: 261-0436

Credit Card Services

In the event that you need credit card assistance, below we have provided contact information for the four major credit card companies.

American Express
  • Banco Exterior Balboa Avenue, 9th Floor
  • Tel: 225-5858
Diners Club International/ Visa/ Mastercard
  • Centro de Tarjetas as del Banco General Marbella
  • Tel: 263-7922

Language Schools

Bocas del Toro

Boquete

Panama City

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Bocas del Toro

Colon

Isla Flamenco / Panama Canal