Panama is located to the south of Columbia and to the north of Costa Rica in Central America. Panama is at the southern end of Central America isthmus, which is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger pieces of land.
Panama has an area of approximately 29,120 square miles and an estimated population of 3,608,431 as of July 2014. Panama City is the capital city and it is the largest city in Panama. Panama City is located on the Pacific Ocean coastline of the county. Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast is Colon, which is the second largest city in Panama. The Panama Canal is a major route for shipping oil and about 50 ships pass through it daily on average.