The flag of Panama

President: Martin TORRIJOS Espino (since 1 September 2004).

Government System: Constitutional Democracy

Capital City: Panama

Population: 3,039,150 (July 2005 est.)

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

Internet Users: 120,000 (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 834,000 (2003)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 92.6%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 75.25 years

Natural Resources: Copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower.

Industries: Construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling.

Agricultural Products: Bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp.

Export Partners: US 50.5%, Sweden 6.6%, Spain 5.1%, Netherlands 4.4%, Costa Rica 4.2% (2004).

Import Partners: US 33.3%, Netherlands Antilles 8.1%, Japan 6%, Costa Rica 5.7%, Mexico 4.6%, Colombia 4.2% (2004).

Currency: US dollar (USD)

Flag Description: Divided into four, equal rectangles; the top quadrants are white (hoist side) with a blue five-pointed star in the center and plain red; the bottom quadrants are plain blue (hoist side) and white with a red five-pointed star in the center.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from


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