Panama Fast Facts
* At one point of time, shares of the Panama Railroad were the highest priced stock on the New York Stock Exchange, at $295 per share
* Panama houses over 10,000 different plants species
* Panama shelters more birds than United States and Canada combined
* At its narrowest distance, only 80 kilometers of land separates the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean
* At the time, the Panama Rail Road was the most expensive railroad ever built, as it cost 8 million dollars and took 5 years to build
* More than 20000 people died in the construction of the Panama Canal
* In fiscal year 2008 to Panama Canal earned 2 billion dollars in tolls
* Senator John McCain was born in Panama, in the Canal Zone that was, at the time considered U.S. Territory.
* The “Panama Hat” is really made in Ecuador.