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Panama from A-Z

Most questions should be easy for anyone who has been to or studied Panama.
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Last updated: August 8, 2022
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A
Ocean north of Panama
Atlantic
B
Currency of Panama
Balboa
C
Country west of Panama
Costa Rica
D
English explorer who "discovered" the Pacific ocean from Panama's shore
Sir Francis Drake
E
This town, the site of numerous machiine shops, was the largest town in the zone during the construction period. It became a 'ghost town'when the canal was completed.
Empire
F
Small but highly venomous snake found in Panama
fer-de-lance
G
Large man-made lake that forms largest part of Panama Canal
Gatun
H
Largest monkey found in Panama
Howler
I
Large lizard found in Panama
Iguana
J
Caribbean island country from which came many canal builders whose descendants continue to enrich Panamanian culture
Jamaica
K
Natives of the San Blas Islands
Kuna
L
Transitting ships enter these to be raised or lowered to different water levels.
locks
M
Name of first set of above at the Pacific entrance to the canal
Miraflores
 
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N
Dictator of Panama who was captured and imprisoned by the U.S. after the invasion of 1989
Noriega
O
Name assigned to 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama
Operation Just Cause
P
Name of heavily embroidered and ruffled dress of Panamanian folk dancers
pollera
Q
In March,1975, this cruise ship, the largest in the world at that time, transitted the canal with barely a foot of clearance in the locks.
QE-2
R
Period generally lasting from April-December in Panama
rainy season
S
Slow-moving animal that lives in the trees in Panama
sloth
T
Head of the Guardia Nacional during the treaty negotiations
Omar Torrijos
U
Country that successfully completed the building of the canal
USA
V
Name given to highland area in western Panama
the Volcan
W
This phrase from Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" aptly describes life near the Panama Canal: "____ ____everywhere, nor any drop to drink.""
Water, water
Y
Disease that ravaged early canal workers
yellow fever
Z
Nickname given to Americans living alongside the canal before the treaties of 1978
zonies
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