Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ciudad de Panamá


NEW COUNTRY  
         


Panama city, Panama, 21-03-2012 


First card from this very nice country, and it's from Panama City capitol of Republic of Panama, it's also the largest city in country. It's located ad Pacific entrance of very known Panama Canal.
Panama was founded on August 15, 1519 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the starting point of expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru.  The city was destroyed by a devastating fire, when the pirate Henry Morgan sacked it on January 28, 1671. It was rebuilt and formally established on January 21, 1673 in a peninsula located 8 km from the original settlement. The place where the previously devastated city was located is still in ruins, and has become a tourist attraction known as "Panama Viejo".
Much more about city and country of Panama, at wiki here
received this postcard from Konstantin a german dude traveling in central and south america, thx a lot dude hope you enjoying your trip in Latin america 

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Republic of Panama
Capital: Panama City
Population: 3,405,813

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