Cities of the Caribbean: Colon, Panama and Panama City

Colon, Panama  220,000

The nation’s second largest city, Colón, has the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Panama. Colon is like Panama’s Detroit. Unemployment among youth (ages 15 to 25) in Colón is estimated to be 50 percent. Colon is about 80% Black There are also high levels of drug use, and Panama is often cited as one of the main areas for the shipment of drugs from South America to the United States.

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Panama City, Panama

Is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama.[3][4] It has an urban population of 430,299, and a metro of 880,691 when rural areas are included.[1] The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for international banking and commerce.[5] It is considered a “gamma+” world city, one of three Central American cities listed in this category.[6]

The city of Panama has an average GDP per capita of $15,300.[7] 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, offers daily flights to major international destinations. Panama was chosen as the 2003 American Capital of Culture jointly with Curitiba, Brazil. Panama is the country with the best skyline in Latin America. Panama is considered the best place for Americans to retire. Panama is the second richest Latin American Country after Uruguay.

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Panama City

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Panama City skyline

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Tallest building in Panama City and Latin America is the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower it is 932 feet

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The Proposed Central Tower would be the new tallest building in Panama at 1,050 feet

The Ritz Towers Panama

Skyline Tower

Horizon Tower

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Albrook Mall is the largest Mall Outside of Asia.

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Bocas del Toro

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Caribbean resort with cabins over water in Panama
Caribbean resort with cabins over the water, Carenero island, Bocas del toro, Panama, Central America

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