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.
Hill notes, “This mission-minded woman has been on two trips to Panama to help in a medical clinic that was converted from a shipping container. First United Methodist Church acquired the container, and a Houston company sent an 18-wheeler to pick it up at no charge, taking it to Houston where it was shipped to Panama.
Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction – Memoir book “The SatisfiedIntrovert” by BenjaminPlumb, currently available at http.//www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RTZX4LN ... I thoroughly enjoyed the accounts of life in Brazil, Panama, and Argentina, as well as Plumb’s recollections of historical events which I had also experienced.
Hetrick left her home, her wife and three children in PanamaCity to spend two weeks in New York, working the nightshift in the ICU of a Manhattan hospital ... “They spoiled us so much,” said Hetrick ... She spent five days straight inside a Panama City hospital that eventually lost its plumbing and had to be evacuated after Hurricane Michael ... .
But, remarkably, the homes at the edge of PanamaCity stood ... Of an estimated $25 billion in damage from the storm, about 60 percent was in Bay County, which includes Mexico Beach, as well as Panama City ... a plumbing store, a hardware store, a pizza parlor, a coffee shop and a ...
The corrosive water wasn't properly treated before it moved through old plumbing ...Panama ... While never mentioning Trump or his role as president, the letter says lawyers representing the Trump Organization were aware of "the separation of powers" in Panama but essentially asks the country's president to intervene in the judicial process anyway.
There's also a lot of talk about plumbing ... The interns who show up in Panama are a dissatisfied lot, jaded by western civilisation and searching for something better – are they driven by a need to make the world a better place, or just a yearning to assuage their own personal ...
Rick was sent to Panama to help set up operations for his company and needed some plumbing work done. When talking to a coworker John, he learned John had a particularly bad experience with Jose, a person he had hired previously ... Rick told Jose what John said and that he’d find someone else to do the work ... Why? ... c) John was in Panama illegally ... .
Rick was sent to Panama to help set up operations there and needed some plumbing work done. When talking to a coworker John, he learned that John had a particularly bad experience with Jose, a person he had hired to do some plumbing work in his home for $50 ... Why? Multiple choice hints.
Today’s workplaces are becoming a mixture of worldwide ethnic cultures ... Here are the highlights of the quizzes. Click on the headlines to go to the article itself ... Receiving a polite nod she... How a bad reference in Panama lead to deportation (Video). Rick was sent to Panama to help set up operations there and needed some plumbing work done ... a. Wine. b ... c.
November 8, 2010. 5.46 AM ET. (MONEY Magazine) -- Ask any homeowner who has done an improvement on the cheap. You get what you pay for ... One is simply to renovate during an economic slump like this one ... Doing a project when other homeowners aren't may save you about 10%, says Robert Wilkos, who runs an HVAC and plumbing business in PanamaCity, Fla.
Rick was sent to Panama to help set up operations there and needed some plumbing work done. When talking to a coworker John, he learned that John had a particularly bad experience with Jose, a person he had hired to do some plumbing work in his home for $50.