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Panama City

Panama City

About Panama City

880,691 in city
1,100,000 in metro
2,560 km² (988 mi²)
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Panama City, originally called Ciudad de Panamá, is the capital and largest city in Panama, as well as the nation's commercial and cultural hub. Located on an isthmus near the southern tip of North America, Panama City benefits from its proximity to the Panama Canal – the only shipping route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans north of the Straits of Magellan. Panama declared its independence from Columbia in 1903 with the help of the American Navy. The United States controlled the canal from 1904 until 1999. Since the year 2000, high-rise condominium construction is on the rise, mainly due to strong overseas demand. The new developments are mainly located in Punta Pacifica and Costa del Este areas.

Metro Cities

Panama City, San Miguelito

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
633 All Buildings
588
existing
16
under construction
3
planned
26
unbuilt

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 The Bahia Grand Panama 961 ft 2011
2 Torre Vitri 921 ft 2012
3 Bicsa Financial Center 876 ft 2013
4 The Point 873 ft 2011
5 Yoo and Arts Tower 810 ft 2013

Building types

No. Type
472 high-rise building
149 skyscraper
9 low-rise building
2 temple
1 hall