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.


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