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Gigante Destination Guide

Delve into Gigante in Panama

Gigante in the region of Panamá is a city in Panama - some 24 mi or ( 38 km ) North-West of Panama City , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Gigante

Current time in Gigante is now 08:17 AM (Monday) . 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, Quibdó, Montería, Tinajones, and Santiago de Veraguas. 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 Gigante ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Laura Dekker Panama Canal crossing

7:51 min by Borkum2002
Views: 11880 Rating: 4.56

www.facebook.com Laura Dekker goes through the Panama Canal, April 10 and 11, 2011 ..

Music Of Panama - Panameña | Canal Panamafolk | Panama Music Videos

3:24 min by panamafolk
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▌visitame : ► ★ www.youtube.com ▌facebook : ► ★ panamafolk.fbfollow.me Music Of Panama - Panameña Panamafolk's Youtube Channel | Panama Music Videos is one of many music channels in Panama allowing to ..


Gamboa Resort overlooks Gatun Lake

1:32 min by Kevin Lew
Views: 4269 Rating: 0.00

Gamboa Resort in the Gamboa Rainforest (outside of Panama City, Panama), overlooks Gatun Lake, which was created so the locks of the Panama Canal will work. ..

Panama Jungle Unicycle Ride Teaser

1:25 min by Roland Kays
Views: 3852 Rating: 4.50

We are a team of 5 off-road unicyclists riding from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, across the isthmus of Panama, on jungle trails. We are following an old 'gold route' used for hundreds of years b ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Barro Colorado Island

Barro Colorado Island (BCI) is located in the man-made Gatun Lake in the middle of the Panama Canal. The island was formed when the waters of the Chagres River were dammed to form the lake. When the waters rose, they covered a significant part of the existing rainforest, and the hilltops remained as islands in the middle of the lake. It has an area of 15.6 km . The island was set aside as a nature reserve on April 17, 1923 by the U.S. Government.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.15 -79.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Biological research institutes, Islands of Panama, Lake islands of North America, Nature reserves

Gatun structure

The Gatun structure is a possible eroded impact crater. It is named after the nearby Gatun Lake in Panama. It was first discovered in 1972 by geologist Bob Stewart and later studied by Livio L. Tornabene from the University of South Florida Department of Geology. The structure is estimated to have formed about 20 million years ago. This would place the event in the Miocene epoch.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.10 -79.79 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Impact craters of Panama, Miocene impact craters, Possible impact craters on Earth

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 7 km away
Tags: Artificial lakes, Lakes of Panama, Panama Canal

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 13 km away
Tags: 1979 disestablishments, Panama Canal Zone, Regions of Central America, States and territories established in 1903, Zones

Isla Falta Calzado

Isla Falta Calzado is a Panamanian island with an area of 8,741 m located in the middle of the Panama Canal in the southwest region of the Gatun Lake. The Island was created when the waters of the Chagres River were dammed by the Gatun Dam to create the Gatun lake. When the waters rose, they covered a significant part of the existing rainforest, and the hilltops became the islands that are now scattered throughout the lake.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.04 -79.96 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Islands of Panama, Lake islands of North America, Panama Canal