Panama - Panama City, Central Ave La Avenida Central - fascinante e interesante - principal vía del comercio de la Cuidad de Panamá, República de Panamá. Central Avenue - fascinating and interesting - main business street of Panama City, Republic of Panama. postmarked in 1967 with a 6c Canal Zone, Isthmus of Panama stamp , lived there in 1967-68
Canyons in Portobelo ruins in Panama. Portobelo is a port city in Colón Province, Panama. It is located on the northern part of the Isthmus of Panama and has a deep natural harbor. Today, Portobelo is a sleepy city with a population of fewer than 3,000. In 1980 the ruins of the Spanish colonial fortifications, along with nearby Fort San Lorenzo, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is an 82-kilometre (51 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.
The San Blas Islands of Panama is an archipelago comprising approximately 365 islands and cays, of which only 49 are inhabited. They lie off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama, east of the Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal Railway is a railway line that runs parallel to the Panama Canal, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in Central America. The route stretches 47.6 miles (76.6 km) across the Isthmus of Panama from Colón (Atlantic) to Balboa (Pacific, near Panama City).
New geologic evidence suggests the Isthmus of Panama emerged from the sea up to 15 million years ago, millions of years earlier than thought. For a long time it was believed the land bridge formed only about 3 million years ago.