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Area: 75 517 km²
Capital: Panama City (Panama City)
Population: 3.59549 million inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas in Panama inadvisable.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March, April and December are the best months to travel to Panama. This avoids the lengthy rainy season.

Spanish is the official language in Panama. In addition, there are the different communities spoke local languages.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying less than 90 days in Panama.

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Panama it is recommended that you get one or more vaccinations.

In Panama (excluding Panama City, Bayano Lake, Pearl Islands, Coiba, Contadora, Rey, Saboga, San Jose, Taboga Islands, Herrera, Los Santos and around the Panama Canal) there is is malaria.

Money and Money
In Panama paid by the Panamanian balboa (PAB).

Traffic and route
In Panama you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Panama you need a plug adapter. You will also need a converter in some cases.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap (especially outside the big cities).

News and newspapers
The latest news concerning Panama available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Panama please visit Abyznewslinks .

Web Sites Panama finish on .pa.
Official website of Panama: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Panama.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Panama.

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An overview of all the holidays in Panama, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Panama can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Panama can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.