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Geography of Panama

Panama Geography refers to the geographical location of Panama, the soil, natural vegetation and climate of Panama. Panama is situated in the lowest region of the Panama isthmus. It is a thin strip of land that connects Norther America with South America.

Panama is situated between 77° and 83° west longitudes and 7° and 10° north latitudes. Panama covers a total land area of 77,082 square kilometers. The greatest width of Panama is 177 kilometers and it stretches 772 kilometers in length.

The country of Panama has a dense vegetation. It has a uniform tropical kind of weather. The maximum temperature is not more than 32C. Rainfall occurs from April to the month of December. Panama vegetation is marked with rain forests and mangrove swamplands.

Geographical Facts of Panama

Panama's neighboring regions are Costa Rica and Colombia. The geography of Panama is marked by two coastlines namely the Pacific and the Atlantic. The Republic of Panama is segregated into 9 provinces. The Atlantic coastline abounds in many natural seaports.

Panama is surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains from all sides. One of the most famous mountainous region of Panama is known as Cordillera de Talamanca. This range is commonly known as Cordillera central. The highest point of Panama is the Volcan Baru which is known to be a dormant volcano.

Panama geography is characterized by almost 500 rivers that flow across the length of Panama. Rio Chagres and Rio Chepo are the two well-known rivers of Panama.

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