Welcome to Panama

Updated: March 4, 2009, 2:56 PM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

Quick Panama Facts

Most known (outside baseball) for its & Panama Canal; and for the 1989 U.S. invasion that sent dictator Manuel Noriega to prison.

Panama location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica

Panama size: 30,193 square miles, or slightly smaller than South Carolina.

Panama population: About 3 million

Panama people:Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West ...

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