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Panama (p?n??-mä?). A small republic comprising the narrowest part of Central America, between Costa Rica and Colombia. It formerly belonged to Colombia, but seceded in November, 1903. It is 35 miles wide, and has an area of 31,571 square miles. The population is 400,000. The isthmus is traversed by a range of mountains running between the Atlantic and the Pacific, and many streams, some of considerable size, notably the Tuira (160 miles), flow into both oceans. The trading ports are Aspinwall (or Colon) and Panama, and the exports are hides, tallow, indigo, caoutchouc, coffee, vanilla, gold-dust and tortoise shell. A railway crosses the isthmus from Colon to Pamama. The capital is Panama (population 35,500).

References:

The New Student's Reference Work (1914) pp. 1415

Available Books

Book Title Date
Panama - The Gate of the Pacific The Gate of the Pacific 1863

Images

Image Name
San Juan del Sur 1859
Gorgon Bay
Port of Realejo 1859
Map of Central America
Central America - Port Realejo
Map Shewing Lines of Communication via New Transmit Route Through Central America
Back Cover
Eastern Suburb of Panama Railway - Terminus on the Right
Front Cover
Plan of Port Fitzroy
The Bridge over the Chagres, Half-way across the Isthmus
Primeval Forest, Preparing for the Iron Road
Gorgon Villa with a View of Grey Town, March 1860
Eastern End of Gorgon Bay
Title Page
[Railroad Drawing]
View of Plantation just below Machuca Rapids, River San Juan
Delta of the River San Juan
Greytown Harbour

Maps

Map Name
The Gate of the Pacific - Map of Central America (1863)
The Gate of the Pacific - Map Shewing Lines of Communication via New Transmit Route Through Central America (1863)

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