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Gamboa Destination Guide

Delve into Gamboa in Panama

Gamboa in the region of Colón is located in Panama - some 15 mi or ( 24 km ) North-West of Panama City , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Gamboa

Local time in Gamboa is now 02:41 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " America/Panama " with a UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Limón, Quibdó, Montería, Santa Clara, and Rio Duque. While being here, you might want to check out Limón . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Gamboa ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Hunting Monkeys in Panama

5:06 min by Paige Sykes
Views: 9399 Rating: 3.50

I'm on a search to find some monkeys in the jungles of Panama. You can find more info about this location at ..

Embera Village - Chagres River, Panama - ZawadiSimone - Emberás indigenous people (not Indians)

6:19 min by ZawadiSimone
Views: 6988 Rating: 5.00

This is a short video documentary of a group of Emberá indigenous people (not 'indians') whose lives are similar to those of their ancestors many centuries before. Information was gathered during my i ..

Panama Canal Railway passenger train near Gamboa

0:49 min by piebstrains1
Views: 2145 Rating: 5.00

The daily passenger train fom Colon to Panama City is passing near Gamboa in the late afternoon of 2 February 2011. It apparently consists of former KCS material, and the colors indicate KCS ownership ..

Panama Canal Expansion GroundBreaking - Helicopter View

0:36 min by acpwebmaster
Views: 1604 Rating: 0.00

Ceremony and groundbreaking to celebrate the beginning of the first-ever expansion of the nearly 100-year-old waterway. ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Gamboa, Panama

Gamboa is a small town in the Republic of Panama. It was one of a handful of permanent Canal Zone townships, built to house employees of the Panama Canal and their dependents. The name Gamboa is the name of a tree of the quince family.

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Located at 9.12 -79.70 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Panama Canal Zone Townships, Populated places in Panama

Panama Canal Zone

The Panama Canal Zone (Spanish: Zona del Canal de Panamá) is a 553-square-mile former unorganized US territory located within the Republic of Panama, consisting of the Panama Canal and an area generally extending {{#invoke:ConvertNumeric | numeral_to_english | 5 | case=L | sp=us | adj=off }} miles on each side of the centerline, but excluding Panama City and Colón, which otherwise would have been partly within the limits of the Canal Zone.

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Located at 9.12 -79.72 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 1979 disestablishments, Panama Canal Zone, Regions of Central America, States and territories established in 1903, Zones

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a {{#invoke:Math|precision_format| (77.1)*1,000/1,609.344 | 0}}-mile (77.1 km) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake . The Gatun Lake was used to reduce the amount of work required for a sea-level connection.

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Located at 9.08 -79.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks, Macro-engineering, Panama Canal, Transport infrastructure completed in 1914

Culebra Cut

The Culebra Cut, formerly called Gaillard Cut, is an artificial valley that cuts through the continental divide in Panama. The cut forms part of the Panama Canal, linking Gatun Lake, and thereby the Atlantic Ocean, to the Gulf of Panama and hence the Pacific Ocean. It is 12.6 km (7.8 mi) from the Pedro Miguel lock on the Pacific side to the Chagres River arm of Lake Gatun, with a water level 26 m (85 ft) above sea level.

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Located at 9.08 -79.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Cuts (earthmoving), Panama Canal

Soberanía National Park

Soberanía National Park (Parque Nacional Soberanía) is a national park in Panama near the banks of the Panama Canal in the provinces of Panamá and Colón, some 25 kilometres from Panama City. The Chagres River runs through the park. Established as a national park in 1980, the park covers 55,000 acres . The park is popular with birdwatchers due to the abundance of bird species in the park, including motmots, toucans, trogons, flycatchers, antbirds, woodpeckers, tanagers, and hawks.

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Located at 9.07 -79.66 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: National parks of Panama, Protected areas established in 1980