This is about the capital of Panama. There is also Panama City, Florida.
, population 584,803 (1990
), is the capital of Panama
. The city was founded on August 15
by Pedro Arias de Avila, and flourished during Spanish
colonial times as a major port. It was destroyed in 1671
by Sir Henry Morgan
, but rebuilt in 1673
. Construction of the Panama Canal
brought increased prosperity. Panama City is no longer a port; commerce is handled through neighboring Balboa.
The University of Panama is located in the city.
Panama City's international airport is Tocumen International Airport.