Information about Ciudad de Panama
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
Founded on August 15, 1519 by Pedrarias Dávila hamlet near a cave they called Panama currently occupies an area of ??2561 km2. As the capital of the republic, it houses the headquarters of the national government, together with other government institutions and a large number of embassies and consulates accredited. It is connected through the port of Balboa, the Tocumen International Airport, the Pan American Highway and Trans-Isthmian Highway (highway Panama - Colón), 78.9 km linking the city with the Caribbean coast
In the course of its history spanning five centuries, influenced society, culture, literature, art, architecture, religion and dress of the centuries.
After mass immigration, liberal attitudes and other factors resulted in the so-called Summer of Love, the feminist movement and the movements in favor of gay rights, consolidating Panama City as a liberal bastion in the world.