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Panama, the capital city of the Republic of Panama is positioned between the Pacific Ocean and the tropical rainforest, whereas the country, Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. Panama City enjoys a unique geographical location between the Pacific Ocean and tropical rain forest. The Metropolitan Nature Park (Parque Natural Metropolitano) which is home to a variety of animals, birds are stretched from Panama along the Panama Canal.

Coordinates: 8°58′N 79°32′W

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The tropical forests around Panama are very much essential for the improvement of the Panamanian economy as these forests provide perquisite water, which is essential for the operation of the canal. Because of such a remarkable significance, the tropical forests around the canal have been kept in their usual condition. The city is full of attractions with the Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas, also termed as the Marine Exhibitions Centre, a research centre for those involved in marine life and ecology. This centre for research is located at the entrance of the Pacific Ocean, which is managed by the Smithson Tropical Research Institute. The Parque Nacional Soberania, also called as Sovereignty National Park, is located along the western side of the Panama Canal. This national park is famous amongst birdwatchers for the Pipeline Road. The park is a centre of attraction because of summit botanical gardens and a zoo.


Panama City enjoys a tropical wet and dry climate, along with an annual perspiration of about 1900mm approximately. It experiences a dry season over the periods from January to February, although the wet season stays for the remaining months of the year. The city has a constant temperature, which averages around 27°C (81°F) annually. Best time to visit Panama City is from mid-December to mid-April because of less rainfall and dry season throughout the day. This is the best