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Providencia Destination Guide

Delve into Providencia in Panama

Providencia in the region of Colón is a city in Panama - some 36 mi or ( 58 km ) North-West of Panama City , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Providencia

Current time in Providencia is now 04:46 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " America/Panama " with a UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Limón, Cartago, Quibdó, Santiago de Veraguas, and Salud. While being here, make sure to check out Limón . We encountered some video on the web . 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 Providencia ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Panama Canal Viewed from Cabin Window

3:23 min by billcoff
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Going down and out through the last Gatun lock as viewed from our cabin window on the Plaza Deck of the Island Princess on April 1, 2008. ..

Panama Canal 4-31-08

8:52 min by bruceraper
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Transit from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean aboard the Coral Princess and a small tour boat ..

Panama Canal Transit at the Gatun Lock (HD)

5:14 min by PeaceOnEarthDotOrg
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Container ship "Hyundai Glory" (deadweight 63404 t) passed through the Gatun Lock of the Panama Canal on the Carribean/Atlantic side. September 6, 2010. Canon 5D Mark II. 24-105mm/f4. 3x Speed ..

MS Hanseatic 2008

2:36 min by kemue01
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Panama Kanal: Hanseatic 2008: Gatun locks ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Gatun Dam

The Gatun Dam is a large earthen dam across the Chagres River in Panama, near the town of Gatun. The dam, constructed between 1907 and 1913, is a crucial element of the Panama Canal; it impounds the artificial Gatun Lake, which in turn carries ships for 33 kilometres of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. In addition, a hydro-electric generating station at the dam generates electricity which is used to operate the locks and other equipment in the canal.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.27 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Dams completed in 1913, Dams in Panama, Panama Canal


Gatun is a small town on the Atlantic Side of the Panama Canal, located south of the city of Colón at the point in which Gatun Lake meets the channel to the Caribbean Sea. The town is best known as the site of the Panama Canal's Gatun Locks and Gatun Dam, built by the United States between 1906-1914.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.27 -79.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Panama Canal Zone Townships, Populated places in Panama

Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake (Sp. Lago Gatún) is a large artificial lake situated in the Republic of Panama; it forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. The lake was created between 1907 and 1913 by the building of the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. At the time it was created, Gatun Lake was the largest man-made lake in the world, and the dam was the largest dam on earth.

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Located at 9.18 -79.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Artificial lakes, Lakes of Panama, Panama Canal

Limon Bay

Limon Bay (Bahía Limón in the original Spanish) is a natural harbor located at the north end of the Panama Canal, west of the cities of Cristóbal and Colón. Ships waiting to enter the canal stay here, protected from storms by breakwaters.

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Located at 9.33 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Bays of Panama

Fort Sherman

Fort Sherman is a former United States Army base in Panama, located on Toro Point at the Atlantic (northern) end of the Panama Canal, on the western bank of the Canal directly opposite Colón (which is on the eastern bank). It was the primary defensive base for the Atlantic sector of the Canal, and was also the center for US jungle warfare training for some time. Its Pacific-side partner was Fort Amador. Both bases were turned over to Panama in 1999.

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Located at 9.36 -79.95 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Former United States Army facilities, Military facilities of the United States in Panama, Panama Canal