Panama City (Spanish:
Ciudad de Panamá) is the capital of the
Republic of Panama as well as the Panamá
Province. It has a population of 708,738, with
a total metro population of 1,063,000, and it
is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama
Canal, at 8°58'N, 79°32'W. Panama City
is the political, administrative and cultural
center of the country. Juan Carlos Navarro is
the current mayor of the city.
Recently, Panama City has become one of the
most important financial and touristic centers
in the Americas, with more than 104 banks, and
has become a hub for high-rise buildings (eight
of the ten tallest skyscrapers in Latin America),
commerce and industrialization. The city enjoys
five large multilevel malls and many five-star
hotels. Panama City was chosen to be the American
Capital of Culture for the year 2003 (jointly,
with Curitiba, Brazil).
Salsa Star Ruben Blades
Chiva Parrandera - Party bus.