Panama is the capital of the Republic of Panama, in the province of Panama and head of the homonymous district
It is the largest and most populous city in the country, officially reaching 880 691 inhabitants in its municipality and 1,446,792 people in its metropolitan area, which includes several jurisdictions as the city-district of San Miguelito. It is located on the Gulf of Panama in the Pacific Ocean, east of the mouth of the Panama Canal.
The city is the main cultural and economic center of the country, it has an intense financial activity and an international banking center currently holds the 2nd place in the 2013 version of the classification of Cities More Competitive in Latin America.
The Panama Canal and tourism are also significant sources of income for the economy of the city, which has a tropical climate, with attractive parks and other attractions. Its cultural and gastronomic offer made was chosen as American Capital of Culture in 2003