Welcome to Panama! Panama measures 29,120 square miles or 75,517 square kilometers! Panama is a small country. The United States of America is 9,757,483 square kilometers bigger than Panama!
Panama is 75,517 square kilometers and is 0.01 times as big as United States, which is 9,833,000 kilometers squared.
Panama is 2.8 bigger than Massachusetts.
There are many archipelagos in Panama. An archipelago is a chain of multiple islands. The two in Panama are San Blas and Bocas De Torro.
The Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is a man-made 77 kilometer waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal makes it easier for big cargo ships that are carrying resources to get to California and Mexico. It helps because they don't have to go all the way around South America near the Antarctic Circle, which is very dangerous because of all the icebergs.
Volcán Barú is one of the volcanoes in Panama and is also the highest mountain at 11,401 feet above sea level. It last erupted in 1550. Another is El Valle and the last one is La Yeguada which last erupted in 1620.
Here is a picture of the Panama Canal!