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Panama

Panama Background Stats

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Definitions

  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Full name Republic of Panama 2013
Independence day date November 3 1903
Land border length 555 km 2014 135th out of 200
National anthems Himno Istme\u00f1o ( Hymn of the Isthmus ) 2011
National identity card Cedula de Identidad. Required at 18. Panamaninan citizens must carry their Cedula at all times. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Colombia Costa Rica 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 109th out of 171
Overview

Lying at the crossroads of the North and South American continents and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Panama is of immense strategic importance.

This has made Panama the frequent object of US attention. The United States supported its secession from Colombia in 1903, and secured a sovereign zone in which to build the Panama Canal - which remained under US control from 1914 until 1999.

The US invaded Panama in 1989 to depose a former ally, military ruler Manuel Noriega, over his repressive rule and use of the country as a centre for drug trafficking.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Panama Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Panama/Background