Panama (i/ˈpænəmɑː/PAN-ə-mah; Spanish:Panamá[panaˈma]), officially called the Republic of Panama (Spanish:República de Panamá), is a country in Central America situated between North and South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half of the country's 3.9 million people.
Panama was inhabited by several indigenous tribes prior to settlement by the Spanish in the 16th century. Panama broke away from Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined, eventually becoming the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the total transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century, which culminated on 31 December 1999.
A Panama hat (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm or jipijapa palm, although it is a palm-like plant rather than a true palm.
Panama hats are light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits, such as those made of linen or silk. Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, panamas began to be associated with the seaside and tropical locales.
The art of weaving the traditional Ecuadorian toquilla hat was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists on 6 December 2012. Panama hat is an Intangible Cultural Heritage, a term used to define practices, traditions, knowledge and skills communities pass down from generation to generation as part of their cultural heritage.
Beginning in the early to mid-1600’s hat weaving evolved as a cottage industry all along the Ecuadorian coast. Hat weaving and wearing grew steadily in Ecuador through the 17th and 18th centuries. Even then, the best quality hats were being made in what is now the province of Manabí.
Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing for their destinations in Asia, the rest of the Americas and Europe, subsequently acquiring a name that reflected their point of international sale, "Panama hats", rather than their place of domestic origin. The term was being used by at least 1834.
The village is named after Panama Rocks, a large rock formation south of the village. Paleozoicfossils are visible in the outcrops. This site has become a tourist attraction, and the owners charge admission at the gate.
The village of Panama was incorporated in 1861.
Among many early settlers was George Hawkins, who purchased Lot 50 in 1825. He was born in 1802 in Oneida County, New York. About 1827 he married Rhoda Powers (born 1806). Together they cleared land to make a living. George died in 1883 and Rhoda in 1900. Rhoda's father was Simeon Powers, who established a Baptist church in the area. George's parents are unknown. Both are buried in Panama Union cemetery under one headstone.
The U.S. Post Office at Panama was established in 1826. That was the first, officially recorded, use of the name "Panama". The traditional story is that Panama got its name from someone who had been across the Isthmus of Panama, and said local rock formations reminded him of Panama's rocks. It is possible that this person was Moses Cushman Marsh, who operated a trading company in Panama, and was Panama's first postmaster. He had previously had a business in Cuba, and he may have been across the Isthmus of Panama.
The drought-hit PanamaCanal will maintain restrictions on the passage of ships for one year, a measure that has already led to a marine traffic jam as boats line up to enter the waterway linking two oceans ...Aerial view of cargo ships waiting at the entrance of the Panama Canal at Panama Bay.
Traffic on the drought-hit PanamaCanal will be restricted for one year, as boats line up to enter the waterway linking oceans ... Panama Canal clogged with ships amid coronavirus pandemic ... “We easily handle a queue of 90 ships” waiting, but “130 or 140 ships cause us problems and delays”, said Ms Espino.
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The Jamaicans — without top striker Ms Khadija "Bunny" Shaw, who was ejected late in the contest with France — will perhaps be aiming for a convincing win over Panama in order to boost their chances should it come down to goal-difference in order to make the play-offs ... "The match versus Panama is really important.
The unfortunate dismissal of Ms Shaw late in the game means the Girlz will be without her for what they will surely see as a must-win game against Panama on July 29 as they eye the possibility of advancing to the second round. The upside is that, all being well, the talismanic Ms ...
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Referring to retired Gen Bajwa’s interview in which the former army chief reportedly said that judges would give verdicts under pressure of their spouses and offspring, Ms Nawaz claimed that the day the PanamaPapers verdict against her father and then prime minister Nawaz Sharif...
She taunted Imran's recent questioning of the increasing dollar-rupee parity ratio, stating that a person imposed after the "PanamaConspiracy" was questioning the destruction of the economy. Ms Nawaz urged Imran's facilitators to desist from reviving him, as she believed he had already finished politically ... ....
There would be no election, she said, before justice was done and until fake cases against the PML-N supremo were withdrawn and he was declared innocent in the PanamaPapers case. Of course, it can be argued that Ms Nawaz was merely trying to whip up the party’s support base by ...