Description: The Physical Map of Panama showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Panama is a country situated in Central America. The country shares coastlines with both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The country lies on the Isthumus of Panama and is an S shaped country. The country lies between north latitudes 7 and 10 degrees and west longitudes 77 and 83 degrees. The country takes up 77,082 square kilometers.
The country has a spinal cord of mountains running
along the length. The mountains are not a part of the
ones running in North and South America.
The major mountain range is called the Cordillera de Talmanca which becomes the Serrania de Tabasara in the east. Volcan Baru is the highest point in the country which rises to a maximum height 3,475 meters.
There are nearly 500 rivers which run across the landscape of the Panama country. Most of them are shallow and short except the Rio Chagres and Rio Chepo. Two major lakes in the country are Kampia Lake and Madden Lake. Rio Tuira is the longest river in the country. The lowest point in the country rests at mean sea level on the Pacific Ocean. The country is characterized by steep central area bordered by the coastal plains on both sides.
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