Do you think you know some fun facts about Panama? Panama is most notably known for the Panama Canal and a stylish hat, but there is a LOT more to this small Central American country.
In this quiz, we found 20 fun facts about Panama that you may or may not know. Are you up for the challenge? Don’t forget to log in to get your score on the leaderboard!
Travel Trivia: 20 Questions About Panama
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Panama was a colony under what empire’s rule for nearly 300 years?
Panama was the first country beyond the United States in which this fizzy drink was sold. What is the fizzy drink?
What is the capital of Panama?
What two oceans does the Panama Canal connect?
Select all the countries that border Panama.
Panama hats did not actually originate in Panama! Migrant workers brought them from their home country for sun protection while working on the Panama Canal. What South American country did the stylish cap come from?
There is a toll to use the Panama Canal that is based on the size and type of vessel, someone went across solo in 1928 and had to pay a toll of $0.36. How did they cross through the canal?
Panama City is the only capital city in the world with what within its city limits?
The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gave which foreign government control of the Panama Canal Zone? Hint: this is why John McCain was born in Panama but is not a Panamanian citizen.
Panama is an “isthmus” between Central and South America in scientific terms. What is an “isthmus”?
What is the national animal of Panama?
Volcán Barú is the highest point in Panama and the only place in the world where you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the same time. Barú is one of how many volcanoes in Panama?
The currency of Panama is named after the first explorer to cross the Americas and reach the Pacific Ocean and in turn Panama. What is the official currency of Panama called?
Panama celebrates two Independence Days and both are in the same month! The first independence took place from Spain in 1821. The second took place 82 years later in 1903, celebrating its independence from Colombia. In what month do these celebrations take place?
True or False? Sancocho, a hot soup containing chicken, cilantro, and yuca, is the national dish of Panama.
True or False? The Panama Canal is 50 miles long.
True or False? With 365 islands and quays, there is an island you can visit every day of the year in the San Blas Archipelago in Panama.
True or False? Panama was among the founding members of the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the National Guard.
True or False? Panama has never had a female president.
True or False? The Panamanian flag consists of 3 colors: red, blue, and white.
More About Panama
Need to study more about Panama? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – plus much more – in our facts about Panama post.