MY NAME IS PANAMA...............
Pan-a-ma----A country of southeast Central America. Columbus landed on the Caribbean
coast in 1502, and Vasco Nunez de Balboa first crossed the Isthmus to gaze on the Pacific Ocean in 1513. Controlled by Spain
until 1821, the area then became part of Columbia. U.S. desires for an isthmian canal led to a revolution and independence
in 1903. Panama is the capitol. Panama City, the capitol is the largest city of Panama. It is located in the central part
of the country on the Gulf of Panama. The original city was founded in 1519. It was destroyed in 1671. It was then rebuilt
a short distance away in 1673. The population of Panama city is about 389,172. The population of the country is 1, 795,012.
A native of Panama is referred to as a Pan-a-ma-nian.
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