Legal System: The legal system is based on the civil law system. Panama accepts judicial revision of Legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Justice; it also accepts the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice with reservation.
Language: The official language is Spanish; however, English is widely spoken.
Literacy rate: 90%
Climate: Panama has a tropical climate and the temperature is usually the same throughout the year. Average temperature is 27º C.
Religion: There is freedom of worship in Panama. Most Panamanians are Roman Catholics. However, due to the country’s great diversity, there are many churches, temples and synagogues throughout the country.
Ethnic Groups: 70% are Mestizos, 10% Caucasians, 12% Mulattos and 8% belong to indigenous groups.
Cities and Ports
For more information you can go to www.ipat.gob.pa, website of Instituto Panameño de Turismo