The Republic of Panama is located in the center of the Western Hemisphere under the following coordinates: 7º12’07" and 9º38’46" North, 77º09’24" and 83º03’07" West. Its Borders are: to the North, the Caribbean Sea; to the East, the Republic of Colombia; to the South with the Pacific Ocean and to the West with the Republic of Costa Rica. Panama is the link between Central America and South America, constituting an isthmus of 80 km. wide in its narrower section.

General Information
  • Official Name: Republic of Panama.
  • Capital:: Panama City.
  • Nationality:: Panamanian.
  • Area, Population and Density:: 75,517 square Km; the total population is 3,309,679 (july 2008) 81 persons/square mi.
  • Political Division: 9 provinces and 5 indigenous communities.
  • Government: constitutional democracy, centralized Republic
  • Legal System: based on the civilian legal system, judicial revision of legislative acts in the Supreme Court. Accepting international tribunal jurisdiction, except in some instances.
  • Language: the official language is Spanish. However, many Panamanians speak English.
  • Currency: the U. S. dollar. The Panamanian currencies are equivalent in size and value to those of the U. S. A.
  • Weather: Panamanian weather is tropical, and uniform throughout the year. The average temperature is 27 degrees C.
  • Dress Code: light clothing is recommended. Dress attire for business is formal: we recommend a light suit for men and for women a light skirt or pants outfit. You should consider a straw hat and sunglasses if you are going to the beach.
  • How to get to Panama: the best way to get to Panama is through air travel. Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Iberia have daily flights to Panama. If you are driving, you can get here through the Inter-American Highway that runs through Central America. If you are coming by sea, you can disembark in one of our many ports.


The most popular touristic attractions in the country





  • Heli Ancón, S.A.
    Aeropuerto Marcos A. Gelabert
    (MPMG), Hangar 27B.
    Ancón, Panamá
  • (507) 315-1840/(507) 315-1670
  • (507) 6450-9471
  • (507) 6611-1716 - Operations