Main Facts About Panama

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Currency
In Panama, the local currency is the Panamanian Balboa (PAB). In 1904, Panama started using the United States Dollar (USD) as a secondary currency. The Panamanian Balboa ties permanently with the US Dollar, having the same value every time.
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Language
Spanish is the official language of Panama and is spoken by the vast majority of the people. Although fewer than one-tenth of the people speak American Indian languages, all of Panama's Indian groups preserve their native tongues, and many Indians also speak Spanish. An estimated 14% of Panama's population use English. The language is used as a medium of instruction in many educational institutions in Panama. Much of Panama's Caribbean coast was inhabited by communities from Barbados and Jamaica who spoke their English variant.
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Weather
In Panamá, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is windy and partly cloudy, and it is hot and oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 32°C and is rarely below 22°C or above 33°C.
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Power Plugs
For Panama there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Panama operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz. Be sure to pack your plug.
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Population
The current population of Panama is 4,439,210 as of Wednesday, May 4, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
Panama was the first country outside the US in which Coca-Cola was sold. It was first sold in the country in 1906, so it’s been established in the country for well over 100 years now.