National Name: República de Panamá

President: Martin Torrijos

Population: 2.9 million

Capital City: Panama City

Land Area: 30,193 square miles - slightly smaller than South Carolina

Languages: Spanish, Kuna and 14 other languages

Literacy Rate: 93%

Currency: Balboa $1 US = $1 Balboa

Timezone: GMT minus 5 hours

Famous For: Panama Canal, amazing bird life

Miles We Will Bike: 350

Our Favorite Food: Empanadas

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