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Panama Cities by Population


197 cities shown of 197 total Panama cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Panama 408,168
2. San Miguelito 321,501
3. Tocumen 88,543
4. David 82,859
5. Arraijan 76,815
6. Colon 76,643
7. Las Cumbres 69,102
8. La Chorrera 61,232
9. Pacora 55,530
10. Santiago de Veraguas 45,355
11. Chitre 43,966
12. Vista Alegre 41,786
13. Chilibre 33,536
14. Cativa 29,607
15. Nuevo Arraijan 23,594
16. Changuinola 22,900
17. Alcaldediaz 19,782
18. Puerto Armuelles 18,795
19. La Cabima 17,544
20. Aguadulce 17,237
21. La Concepcion 16,910
22. Pedregal 16,285
23. Veracruz 16,172
24. Chepo 15,335
25. Anton 13,851
26. Sabanitas 12,871
27. Penonome 12,394
28. Puerto Escondido 12,371
29. El Coco 12,124
30. Las Lomas 11,726
31. Pocri 11,447
32. Volcan 11,245
33. Bocas del Toro 9,883
34. Ancon 9,169
35. Las Tablas 8,570
36. Guadalupe 8,408
37. Almirante 8,114
38. Sona 7,400
39. Boquete 6,123
40. Guabito 5,988
41. Los Santos 5,970
42. Puerto Pilon 5,688
43. Nata 5,619
44. La Mitra 4,778
45. Rio Hato 4,752
46. El Progreso 4,292
47. Lidice 4,059
48. Potrero Grande 4,044
49. Alto del Espino 3,672
50. Rio Alejandro 3,632
51. Bejuco 3,420
52. Capira 3,376
53. La Herradura 3,347
54. Margarita 3,302
55. Pese 3,141
56. Quebrada Canoa 3,061
57. Buena Vista 3,060
58. Ocu 2,986
59. Canazas 2,963
60. Cerro Punta 2,957
61. Villa Rosario 2,947
62. Parita 2,875
63. Atalaya 2,856
64. Monte Lirio 2,823
65. Gualaca 2,753
66. Paso Blanco 2,735
67. Vista Hermosa 2,725
68. Siogui Abajo 2,675
69. Bugaba 2,582
70. Ustupo 2,514
71. Divala 2,493
72. Chiriqui 2,431
73. Chame 2,313
74. La Pena 2,274
75. Capellania 2,252
76. La Mesa 2,228
77. Chigore 2,212
78. Macaracas 2,192
79. Nuevo Vigia 2,163
80. Progreso 2,107
81. Guarare 2,104
82. Playon Chico 2,042
83. Los Algarrobos 2,028
84. Santa Rita Arriba 1,960
85. Santa Marta 1,952
86. La Esperanza 1,952
87. La Pintada 1,938
88. Rio Sereno 1,908
89. San Francisco 1,898
90. Santo Domingo 1,876
91. Montijo 1,873
92. La Palma 1,845
93. Quebrada Bonita Adentro 1,807
94. Escobal 1,790
95. San Vicente de Bique 1,784
96. Achutupo Numero Dos 1,753
97. Santa Maria 1,739
98. Nuevo Emperador 1,723
99. El Espino 1,717
100. Churuquita Grande 1,685
101. Sortova 1,678
102. Puerto Caimito 1,674
103. Aserrio de Gariche 1,658
104. La Loma 1,654
105. Dolega 1,653
106. Ailigandi 1,652
107. Tonosi 1,643
108. Finca Blanco Numero Uno 1,618
109. Yaviza 1,611
110. Los Algarrobos 1,611
111. El Roble 1,610
112. Pedasi 1,558
113. Rio Gatun 1,553
114. Guarumal 1,526
115. Nueva Gorgona 1,517
116. Isla Bastimentos 1,500
117. Las Palmas 1,489
118. Las Colinas 1,447
119. San Ignacio de Tupile 1,429
120. Chiriqui Grande 1,429
121. Calzada Larga 1,427
122. Cabra 1,415
123. Santa Clara 1,410
124. Barranco 1,398
125. Finca Corredor 1,372
126. El Rincon 1,364
127. Alanje 1,361
128. Punta de Burica 1,360
129. Jaque 1,357
130. Garachine 1,350
131. Juan Diaz 1,348
132. Meteti 1,347
133. Boqueron 1,345
134. Los Lotes 1,319
135. La Espigadilla 1,317
136. El Giral 1,310
137. Mulatupo Sasardi 1,303
138. Cusapin 1,288
139. Cerro Azul 1,287
140. La Palma 1,283
141. Portobelo 1,274
142. Palmas Bellas 1,274
143. Cerro Cama 1,274
144. Llano Marin 1,264
145. Canita 1,258
146. Villa Carmen 1,256
147. El Cano 1,247
148. La Colorada 1,246
149. San Andres 1,242
150. Santa Fe 1,234
151. Nuevo San Juan 1,232
152. Cocle 1,226
153. Rio Rita 1,216
154. Gomez 1,186
155. Potrerillos Abajo 1,182
156. Rio de Jesus 1,180
157. El Cope 1,179
158. Paraiso 1,177
159. Santo Domingo 1,172
160. Pueblo Nuevo 1,169
161. Rio Duque 1,166
162. La Victoria 1,163
163. Tijera 1,148
164. Maria Chiquita 1,146
165. El Quiteno 1,146
166. Palmira 1,144
167. Churuquita Chiquita 1,142
168. Rio Grande 1,127
169. La Mesa 1,127
170. Los Anastacios 1,123
171. Plaza de Caisan 1,121
172. El Ejido 1,120
173. Llano de Piedra 1,105
174. Bella Vista 1,104
175. El Cortezo 1,103
176. Siogui Arriba 1,102
177. Caimitillo 1,101
178. El Cristo 1,096
179. La Tiza 1,091
180. Nargana 1,090
181. Alto de la Estancia 1,081
182. El Coco 1,078
183. Llano Largo 1,077
184. Las Minas 1,076
185. Agua Buena 1,069
186. Las Lomas 1,062
187. Tubuala 1,061
188. Mata del Nance 1,051
189. Carti Suitupo 1,050
190. San Felix 1,049
191. El Espino de Santa Rosa 1,048
192. Boca de Parita 1,047
193. Potrerillos Arriba 1,045
194. Pueblo Viejo 1,042
195. Los Boquerones 1,038
196. El Entradero 1,006
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Panama History

Christopher Columbus arrived in Panama in 1502, which started in Nicaragua and ended in Panama in 1503. It was on this trip that he discovered the Chagres river, which in the 20th Century would be the main resource to build the Panama Canal. He arrived at the Caribbean coast, where he baptized the area with the name of Portobelo. Columbus then explored Veraguas and founded Santa Maria de Belen, which would be the first Spanish settlement on the continent, leaving Bartolome, his brother, in charge.

It wasn't until 1519 when the Spanish decided to settle in the new city. This time they chose a site in the Pacific ocean, which was discovered six years before by Vasco Nuez de Balboa. The new city, today known as Panama La Vieja, was founded in August 15th, 1519 by orders of governor Pedrarias Davila and became an important port during the Spanish gold trade from Peru to the Caribbean islands and finally to Europe. The merchandise from all over South America would come into Panama and travel to Portobelo using the Camino de Cruces crossing the jungle and navigating the Chagres river. From Portobelo it would distribute to the islands and then to Spain.

Because of its importance and its location the city was an easy target for pirates. However, protection from pirates was only one of its many problems, as it was settled in a site composed mainly by mangrove land, diseases and fires weakened their position, until it was finally destroyed by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671.







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