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Definitions for Panama
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Panama, Republic of Panamanoun

    a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903

  2. boater, leghorn, Panama, Panama hat, sailor, skimmer, straw hatnoun

    a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown

Wiktionary

  1. Panamanoun

    A Panama hat.

  2. Panamanoun

    A country in Central America. Official name: Republic of Panama.

Wikipedia

  1. Panama

    Panama ( (listen) PAN-ə-mah, pan-ə-MAH; Spanish: Panamá IPA: [panaˈma] (listen)), officially the Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá), is a transcontinental country spanning the southern part of North America and the northern part of South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Its capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.Panama was inhabited by indigenous tribes before Spanish colonists arrived in the 16th century. It broke away from Spain in 1821 and joined the Republic of Gran Colombia, a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela. After Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada eventually became the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the construction of the Panama Canal to be completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. The 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties agreed to transfer the canal from the United States to Panama on December 31, 1999. The surrounding territory was first returned in 1979.Revenue from canal tolls continues to represent a significant portion of Panama's GDP, although commerce, banking, and tourism are major and growing sectors. It is regarded as having a high-income economy. In 2019 Panama ranked 57th in the world in terms of the Human Development Index. In 2018, Panama was ranked the seventh-most competitive economy in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index. Covering around 40 percent of its land area, Panama's jungles are home to an abundance of tropical plants and animals – some of them found nowhere else on earth. Panama is a founding member of the United Nations and other international organizations such as OAS, LAIA, G77, WHO, and NAM.

ChatGPT

  1. panama

    Panama is a country located in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. It is mainly known for the Panama Canal, a man-made waterway allowing ships to pass between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, significantly reducing the time for ships to travel between the east and west coasts of the U.S. Panama's capital and largest city is Panama City. The official language is Spanish and the currency is the Balboa and the US dollar.

Wikidata

  1. Panama

    Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. On a 2012 poll, it was reported that Panama City was the city with the happiest people in the world. Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela, named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined. Nueva Granada later became the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century. Revenue from canal tolls represents today a significant portion of Panama's GDP. Panama has the third- or fourth-largest economy in Central America and it is also the fastest growing economy and the largest per capita consumer in Central America. In 2010 Panama ranked 4th among Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index, and 54th in the world in 2010. As of 2010, Panama is the second most competitive economy in Latin America as well according to the Global Competitiveness Index from the World Economic Forum. Panama's jungle is home to an abundance of tropical plants, animals and birds – some of them to be found nowhere else in the world.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Panama

    a free port in the State of Colombia, on the Pacific coast of the isthmus of the same name, and an oppressively hot and humid place, is the terminus of the Panama railroad and the seat of a great transit trade. It has a Spanish cathedral. The population, of Indian and negro descent chiefly, is only half what it was when the canal works were in full operation.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Panama

    Expresses the Carribean for “mud fish,” with which the shores of this isthmus abound.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PANAMA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Panama is ranked #65964 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Panama surname appeared 300 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Panama.

    78.3% or 235 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7% or 21 total occurrences were White.
    6% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.3% or 16 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.6% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panama in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Panama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Panama in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    I got ahead of it on being born in the Canal Zone when I was running in 2008, i said, 'Look, there is a precedent set: Barry Goldwater ran for president; was born in Arizona when it was a territory.' The Panama Canal was a territory of the United States of America.

  2. Jose Manuel Soria:

    I totally deny that I have anything to do with any company based in Panama, or any other tax haven.

  3. Kathy Lunceford:

    I had a client who fell on the ship, while in Panama, and literally poked a hole in his forehead, they took him off the ship and he was hospitalized for about a week in Panama, and then he and his wife flew home. They called me and said, ‘Thank you so much for making us buy travel insurance! If you ever need a referral, don't hesitate to call us.’ The insurance company handled everything for them.

  4. Andy Biggs:

    What has been the Biden response? [DHS Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas has done nothing. [Vice President] Kamala Harris goes down there and does nothing, says climate change is the root cause. I’ve talked to folks down in Colombia and Panama, and what you see there are big groups amassing down there, so you’re going to see more caravans coming up.

  5. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz:

    We can only infer that the government is facing pressure from those who are making profits from the current non-transparent financial system in Panama.

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