Where is Panama?

Panama is located in the Central America region at latitude 8.537981 and longitude -80.782127 and is part of the North American continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 8Β° 32' 16.73'' N
  • 80Β° 46' 55.66'' W

You can see the location of Panama on the world map below:

Panama location on the map pointed out by a pin.

Panama Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Panama (PA) are:

  1. Colombia (CO)
  2. Costa Rica (CR)

Maritime Borders

Panama borders with Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Panama Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 8.537981
Longitude: -80.782127
Country CodesAlpha 2: PA
Alpha 3: PAN
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡΅πŸ‡¦
Int. Phone Prefix+507
Capital cityPanama City
North America
Central America
Country Area75,420 sq km
Population 20214,381,583
World Rank: 126
Median Age28.8
Life expectancy76.2
Major languagesSpanish (official), indigenous languages (including Ngabere (or Guaymi), Buglere, Kuna, Embera, Wounaan, Naso (or Teribe), and Bri Bri), Panamanian English Creole (similar to Jamaican English Creole; a mixture of English and Spanish with elements of Ngabere; also known as Guari Guari and Colon Creole), English, Chinese (Yue and Hakka), Arabic, French Creole, other (Yiddish, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTCβˆ’05:00
Internet TLD.pa
Biggest AirportTocumen International Airport (PTY)
Average temperature25.40 Β°C
77.72 Β°F
Administrative Divisions10 provinces 4 indigenous regions
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Panama Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionLatin America & Caribbean
CurrencyBalboa (PAB)
GDP in 2020$54 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 80
GDP per capita in 2020$12,510
World Rank: 59
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited States, China, South Korea, Japan, Colombia
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Netherlands

Biggest Cities in Panama

Here are the largest cities in Panama based on 2021 data:

City Population
Panama City 880,691
San Miguelito 315,019
Colon 204,000
David 144,858
La Chorrera 68,896
Balboa Heights 62,882
Pacora 52,494
Chitre 46,191
Santiago 45,955
Penonome 28,766

Map of Panama with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central America Region