Panama is officially known as the Republic of Panama. It is located on the southern side of North America and the northern side of South America. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea on the north, Costa Rica on the west, Colombia on the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean on the south. Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama. The major urban areas in Panama include Colon City, David, La Chorrera, Santiago, Changuinola, Penonome, Bugibba, Puerto Armuelles, Anton, Chepo, Chitre, Aguadulce, Capira, Chame, Sona, Almirante, La Pintada, Las Tablas, La Villa de Los Santos, etc. The official language of Panama is Spanish.
Panama is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like Chiriqui Highlands Flower and Coffee Festival, Carnaval, Boquete Jazz and Blues festival, Sobresaltos Dance Festival, Semana Santa, Bocas Del Toro SeaFair, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.
Panama introduced a new four-digit postal code to cover the whole country in 2007 which has 10 postal regions. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Panama got its identity. The postal codes help to identify various locations within its territory.
Panama has a total land area of 75,417 km2, which comes to around a total of 29,119 mi2. It is the 116th largest country in the world. Panama is divided into 10 provinces and its names are Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Cocle, Colon, Darien, Herrera, Los Santos, Panama, West Panama, and Veraguas. The six Comarcas are Embera, Guna Yala, Naso Tjer Di, Ngabe-Bugle, Kuna de Madugandi and Kuna de Wargandi.
Panama has a total water area of 2.9 %. There are more than 19 lakes and 10 dams in Panama. The names of the major lakes are Alajuela Lake, Arrowhead Lake, Bayano Lake, Gatun Lake, Pear lake, etc. Surface water is playing a significant role and helps in mobilizing 67%. The major sources of water include groundwater, rainwater, snow, wells, wetlands, desalination, etc. Most of the lakes have been developed as tourist spots.
There are 2,788 mountains in Panama. The highest peak and most prominent is Cerro Tacarcuna which is about 1,863 meters (6,112 Feet) in Panama. The other prominent mountains are Cerro de Nique, Cerro Hoya, Baru, Cerro Pina, Cerro Pina, Cerro Chorcha, Cerro Chico, Cerro Gaital, Pico Columna, Cerro Vibora, etc.
XX -- (First two digit) ---> represent the Province.
XX-- (Last two digit) --->represent the delivery area or post office.
Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Panama postal service is named Correos y Telegrafos de Panama. It introduced a new postal code in 2007. The total number of postal codes in Panama is 596.
Panama uses four digit numeric code system used in 2007 in system uses which the first two digits and the last two digits have different indications which are shown below;
LICENCIADO GREGORIO FERNANDEZ
GERENTE GENERAL （Addressee）
INFONET S.A. （Organization）
VIA ESPAÑA, CALLE 6ta （Street + Premises）
EDIFICIO DEL PADRO No2, TERCER PISO, LOCAL No10, PARQUE LEFEVRE （Building + Locality）
0835, PARQUE LEFEVRE （Locality）
PROVINCIA DE PANAMÁ （Province）
PANAMA (REP.) （Country）