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God, Panama’s such a small country but its so special - the capital alone is amazing, I‘ve been there twice myself and there’s still so much more I want to see !
Relevant Fun Facts !
(minus the ones that were mentioned above)
♦ The oldest continually operating railroad is in Panama. It travels from Panama City to Colon and back. It is also the most expensive railway network ever built - it costed 8 million dollars at its time (1850s).
♦ The Point, a large building in Panama City, is the tallest all-residential building in the western hemisphere. At the time of its completion, The Point was the tallest building in all of Latin America (but now its the Trump Tower)
♦ Panama City is the 2nd oldest city in all of Panama, post the founding of Panama’s original settlement; Santa Maria La Antigua Del Darien.
♦ The Panama City rain forest is also one of the only last tropical dry forests of Latin America.
♦ Panama City was the commerce hub / network of the Spanish Empire. Goods and riches from the Inca Empire (Peru) were stocked in Panama prior to being shipped to Spain, making Panama a wealthy colony which is initially attracted the 1671 Henry Morgan invasion (and many others).
♦ The Panama Canal, Panama’s star attraction, generates 1/3 of the country’s entire revenue.
♦ Regardless of actually owning the Panama Canal itself, Panama is only 11th on the top list of countries who use it most.
♦ The Panama Canal is the largest canal in the world, and is currently undergoing the large expansion project which should be ready within 2016. ))