Central American Republic, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica.


Capital: Panama

Principal Ports

Balboa, Cristobal, Coco Solo


4.2 million

International Country Code



Spanish (official), English

Weights and Measures

Metric and US systems

Electricity Supply

110V, 60Hz (Panama City: 120V)

International Direct Dialling Code

00 507


5 hours behind GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
09 Jan 2019Martyrs' Day (Duelo Nacional)
04 Mar 2019Carnaval (Shrove Monday)Easter
05 Mar 2019Carnaval (Mardi Gras)Easter
06 Mar 2019Carnaval (Ash Wednesday)Easter
19 Apr 2019Good Friday (Duelo Nacional)Easter
01 May 2019Labor Day
01 Jul 2019Public Holiday (Presidential Inauguration Day)
15 Aug 2019Panama La Vieja Day
03 Nov 2019Independence Day (Separación de Panamá de Colombia)
04 Nov 2019Flag Day (Día de los Símbolos de la Nación)
04 Nov 2019Independence Day Holiday
05 Nov 2019Colon Day (Conmemoración Patriótica en la Ciudad de Colón)
10 Nov 2019Los Santos Uprising Day
11 Nov 2019Los Santos Uprising Holiday
28 Nov 2019Independence Day (Independencia de Panamá de España)
08 Dec 2019Mothers' Day
09 Dec 2019Mothers' Day Holiday
25 Dec 2019Christmas Day


Bills of Lading

Five (original and four copies). Blank “to order” shipments are allowed but name and address of party to be notified must be given.

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