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Panama is a country of tropical rainforests and sandy white beaches. Its official name is the Republica de Panama. The word Panama means abundance of fish. Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean. This is possible due to the unique sideways “S” shape of Panama.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. The official language of Panama is………………………………………

2. It was the first Latin American country to adopt the …………………………………..as its official currency.

3. The highest point in Panama was…………………………………………………measuring 11,397 feet.

4. The Panama Hat actually originated in………………………………………………..

5. The Panama Canal was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1904 to……………………………………

6. Panama became independent from Spain on …………………………………………………………

7. The Panama Canal was officially opened on …………………………………………………….

8. Panama’s national dish is …………………………………………….

9. The Panama isthmus was first explored by ……………………………………………………….in 1501.

10. Panama has the second-largest duty-free zone in the world, ………………………………………………

Answers:

1. Spanish

2. U.S. dollar

3. Volcan Baru

4. Ecuador

5. 1914

6. November 28, 1821

7. August 15, 1914

8. Sancocho

9. Rodrigo de Bastidas

10. the Colon Free Zone

 

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