Panama City

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food great

plate of paella will set you back $13, and there's only one item with a higher price on the menu. *'''Van Gogh -''' This nice little Italian restaurant is right near the Via Venteo Casino. It has great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. It is one of the best Italian restaurants in Panama City. * Commons:Category:Panama City Wikipedia:Panama City Dmoz:Regional Central America Panama Localities Panama City


historic character

Magnolia Inn offers comfortable and spacious deluxe private rooms as well as luxury hostel rooms. The restored French colonial mansion is full of historic character, as well as modern conveniences such as A C, orthopedic beds, free Wi-Fi Internet and safe deposit boxes. The Inn has a stylish social areas to relax and meet fellow guests. A fully equipped kitchen and sunbathed dinning room is available for guest use. *


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viaduct around the Casco Antiguo. Proponents claim the road will ease traffic congestion in the city while " causing a positive dialog between the highly contrasting areas of the city." Opponents of the $776.9-million ref>


controversial history

, 2008 In , Carew was named the second baseman on the Major League Baseball Latino Legends Team. * Mazatlán, Mexico * Panama City, Panama * Port Chalmers, New Zealand A long and controversial history of U.S. military and political intervention (American foreign policy) in the region dating back to the 19th century has severely tarnished the image of the United States in the eyes of many Latin Americans and shapes governments' policies


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was beyond 16th century technology. One official wrote to Carlos, "I pledge to Your Majesty that there is not a prince in the world with the power to accomplish this". Maurer and Yu, pp. 15–18. The Spanish instead built a road across the isthmus. The road came to be crucial to Spain's economy as treasure obtained along the Pacific coast of South America was offloaded at Panama City and hauled through the jungle to the Atlantic port

of Nombre de Dios (today Colón (Colón, Panama)), Major, p. 9. and though additional canal building proposals were made throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, they came to naught. In 1836, US statesman Charles Biddle reached agreement with the New Granadan government to replace the old road with an improved one, or else a railroad, running from Panama City on the Pacific Coast to the Chagres River, where a steamship service would allow passengers and freight to continue to Colón. His agreement was repudiated by the Jackson (Andrew Jackson) administration, which wanted rights to build a canal. In 1841, with Panama in rebellion again, British interests secured a right of way over the isthmus from the insurgent regime, and occupied Nicaraguan ports that might be the Atlantic teminus of a canal. Major, p. 11. Maurer and Yu, pp. 33–34. In 1846, the new US envoy to Bogotá, Benjamin Bidlack, was surprised when, soon after his arrival, the New Granadans proposed that the US be the guarantor of the neutrality of the isthmus. The resulting Mallarino–Bidlack Treaty allowed the US to intervene militarily to ensure that the interoceanic road (and when it was built, the Panama Railroad as well) was not disrupted. New Granada hoped that other nations would sign similar treaties, but the one with the US, which was ratified by the United States Senate in June 1848 after considerable lobbying by New Granada, was the only one. Maurer and Yu, pp. 35–36. **Townships ***Ancón (Ancón, Panama) - built on the lower slopes of Ancon Hill, adjacent to Panama City. Also home to Gorgas Hospital. ***Balboa (Balboa, Panama) - Administrative capital, as well as location of the harbor and main Pacific Side high school - PTY MPTO Tocumen International Airport Panama City, Panama - thumb Kaichu Doro in Uruma, Okinawa-Honto, the main island of the Ryukyu Islands (Image:Uruma Kaichu Doro.jpg) Notable causeways include those that connect Singapore and Malaysia (the Johor-Singapore Causeway), Bahrain and Saudi Arabia (25-km long King Fahd Causeway) and Venice to the mainland, all of which carry roadways and railways. In the Netherlands there are a number of prominent dykes which also double as causeways, including the Afsluitdijk, Brouwersdam, and Markerwaarddijk. In Louisiana, two very long bridges, called the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, stretch across Lake Pontchartrain for almost 38 km, making them the world's longest bridges (if total length is considered instead of span length). They are also the oldest causeways on the Gulf Coast that have never been put out of commission for an extended period of time following a Hurricane. In the Republic of Panama a causeway connects the islands of Perico, Flamenco, and Naos to Panama City on the mainland. It also serves as a breakwater for ships entering the Panama Canal. Its English name ''causeway'' is sometimes confused with "Coastway", name of a touristic zone in Panama city. The Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan had causeways supporting roads and aqueducts. The oldest engineered road yet discovered is the Sweet Track in England, dating from the 3800s BC (39th century BC). *1430 reception sites for its Virtual University (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education#Virtual University) broadcasts across Latin America. *Eight international sites in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Colombia (Bogotá, Medellín), Ecuador (Guayaquil and Quito), Panama (Panama City), Peru (Lima) and the United States (Miami) offering extension courses, research and international consulting. Commons:Category:Panama City Wikipedia:Panama City Dmoz:Regional Central America Panama Localities Panama City


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throughout Asia, and participating in the Miss Universe 2003 held in Panama City, Panama. They also fitted in performing and filming a TV commercial for American department store chain Marshall Field's and made a commercial in Los Angeles for the Japanese karaoke manufacturer Daiichi Kosho. The group made their movie debut playing themselves in a scene in Rowan Atkinson's James Bond spoof ''Johnny English'' for which they also contributed the track "Kismet", composed by Gay-Yee, and played on the Main Theme. They also appeared as themselves in the film ''XXX: State of the Union'', performing "Victory". While not necessarily a part of Plan Puebla Panama, CAFTA is a necessary precursor to the execution of Plan Puebla Panama by the Inter-American Development Bank. The plan includes construction of highways linking Panama City to Mexico City, Texas, and the rest of the US. Balboa is now considered part of Panama City's township of Ancón (Ancón, Panama). Since its incorporation into the Republic of Panama, Balboa has been redeveloped to enhance the port's capacity and to adapt to private ownership of houses and commercial enterprises. The emphasis on exploiting Balboa's location has resulted in increased car traffic, air pollution and the degradation of the town's former harmonious layout. The demographic changes resulting from the departure of most of the town's American population has also brought the closure of most of the town's former public facilities and institutions, including Balboa High School (Balboa High School (Panama)) and Balboa Elementary School. Health measures in the French era The importance of controlling disease was recognized from the start by the French canal company which built a large hospital at Ancon Hill near Panama City, L'Hospital Notre Dame de Canal (Gorgas Hospital) which was regarded as the finest and most modern in the tropics. A smaller hospital was also built at Colon (Colón, Panama) along with a convalescent sanitarium at Tabago. The facilities were placed under control of Dr. Louis Companyo, the former head of sanitation at the Suez Canal. David McCullouch, ''The Path Between the Seas'', Simon and Shuster (1977) p. 134 However malaria and yellow fever were thought to stem from poor hygiene, exposure to victims and noxious air. Measures focused on improving sewage, quickly disposing of bodies and infected clothing as well as mass distributing of quinine. Mosquitoes were not yet recognized as the critical disease carriers. Most buildings, including the hospitals, did not have screens. Most famously, pans of water were placed around the legs of hospital beds and fruit trees in hospital gardens, providing perfect habitat for mosquito larvae. In 1967 in Panama City, Francis William Keith was accused of being Heinrich Müller, the former head of the Gestapo. West German diplomats pressed Panama to extradite him to Berlin for trial. German prosecutors said Mrs. Sophie Müller, 64, identified the man as her husband. However he was released once fingerprints revealed he was in fact not Müller. Naftali, "Analysis" June 8, 2005 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama Commons:Category:Panama City Wikipedia:Panama City Dmoz:Regional Central America Panama Localities Panama City


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by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés and published as part of the ''Historia General y Natural de Las Indias'' in 1535. Some poets and novelists born in Panamá city are Manuel María Ayala (1785–1824), Amelia Denis de Icaza (1836–1911), Darío Herrera (1870–1914), Ricardo Miró (1883–1940), Gaspar Octavio Hernández (1893–1918), Demetrio Korsi (1899–1957), Ricardo Bermúdez (1914–2000), Joaquín Beleño (1922–88), Ernesto Endara (1932–), Diana Morán (1932–87


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Panama to extradite him to Berlin for trial. German prosecutors said Mrs. Sophie Müller, 64, identified the man as her husband. However he was released once fingerprints revealed he was in fact not Müller. Naftali, "Analysis" June 8, 2005 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama Grau was born in Panama City, Panama, just like many of the children of his time with Colombian parents, and raised


extremely good

affordable. Try some around El Dorado, they should be pretty authentic. '''Doraditos Asados''' in Chanis. An extremely popular Panamanian restaurant that's always full and can take an infuriating amount of time to order. That said it's likely always filled by locals because the prices are cheap and the food is extremely good. In particular the rotisserie chicken (a full one costs about $5) is a local favorite with two types of chimichurri to choose from. Fish market outside of Casco Viejo


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it is a fantastic option to try great restaurants at good prices. Despite its name, it lasts 15 days, with dozens of participating restaurants offering special participating menus at fixed, lower than normal prices. Budget There's several cafes along Via Argentina. The Spanish sandwich shops offer excellent sandwiches, coffee, and churros. Try '''Manolo's Churreria''' (don't miss the churros rellenos, pastries filled with dulce de leche and rolled in sugar) or Del Prado. Sandwiches should cost from $3-$5. Also on Via Argentina is '''El Trapiche''', serving traditional Panamanian food for under $12 person. They serve excellent breakfast food. '''Niko's Cafe''' has several locations around the City. Owned by Greeks, they are all open 24 hours and the have a good selection of sandwiches and hot food served all day long. '''Don Lee''' is a Panamanian chain serve Chinese fast food, and definitely worth a try. There's an abundance of Chinese restaurants, and some can be very affordable. Try some around El Dorado, they should be pretty authentic. '''Doraditos Asados''' in Chanis. An extremely popular Panamanian restaurant that's always full and can take an infuriating amount of time to order. That said it's likely always filled by locals because the prices are cheap and the food is extremely good. In particular the rotisserie chicken (a full one costs about $5) is a local favorite with two types of chimichurri to choose from. Fish market outside of Casco Viejo. Entering Casco Viejo there's the main fish market for the city exists and has recently undergone some refurbishing. There are some restaurants upstairs where the fish is obviously very fresh and the prices are cheap. '''Restaurante Poly''' (Corner of 26th and Avenida Sur) A very crowded, noisy and not very hygienic restaurant, it's however a truly gastronomic experience. Do not miss the delicious fish soups and the bistec picado, both for under 2 USD each. Mid-range *'''Lung Fung''' on Transistmica Avenue serves some of the best Chinese food in the City. It will be a different experience. Try ''dim sum'' any day of the week (expect long lines on weekends), although it has lost some of its charm now that the wait staff speaks such good Spanish instead of only Cantonese or Haka. *'''Marbella''' is a very old school Panamanian restaurant on Balboa Avenue. It's a Spanish place specializing in seafood. Excellent paella and overall good seafood. Prices are stuck in 1984, so a hearty plate of paella will set you back $13, and there's only one item with a higher price on the menu. *'''Van Gogh -''' This nice little Italian restaurant is right near the Via Venteo Casino. It has great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. It is one of the best Italian restaurants in Panama City. * Commons:Category:Panama City Wikipedia:Panama City Dmoz:Regional Central America Panama Localities Panama City

Panama City

thumb Astronaut's photo of Panama City. (File:Panama City, Panama.JPG) '''Panama City''' ( Real Academia Española y Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española, «Lista de países y capitales, con sus gentilicios», ''Ortografía de la lengua española'', Madrid, Espasa ISBN 978-84-670-3426-4 page 726 url http: buscon.rae.es drae cgi-bin aviso.cgi?url apendices apendice5.html quote GENT. '''panameño -ña'''. CAP. Panamá. '''Panamá. 2 ''' Capital de Panamá. It has a population of 880,691, with a total metro population of 1,440,381, It is considered a "beta-" world city (Global city), one of three Central American cities listed in this category. www.lboro.ac.uk The World According to GaWC 2008 – Retrieved on 2010-10-10

The city of Panama has an average GDP per capita of $15,300. It has a dense skyline of mostly high-rise buildings, and it is surrounded by a large belt of tropical rainforest. Panama's Tocumen International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Central America (List of the busiest airports in Central America), offers daily flights to major international destinations. Panama was chosen as the 2003 American Capital of Culture jointly with Curitiba, Brazil. It is among the top five places for retirement in the world, according to ''International Living'' magazine.

The city of Panama was founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the starting point for expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru. It was a stopover point on one of the most important trade routes in the history of the American continent, leading to the fairs of Nombre de Dios (Nombre de Dios, Colón) and Portobelo (Portobelo, Colón), through which passed most of the gold and silver that Spain took from the Americas.

On January 28, 1671, the city was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The city was formally reestablished two years later on January 21, 1673, in a peninsula located from the original settlement. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins and is now a popular tourist attraction known as Panama Viejo.

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