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Panama Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 2,764   Population 2000 (UN '000) 2,856
Area (km2) 74,515   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 33
Number of Administrative Units 67   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 41
Number of Urban Extents 23   Number of Settlement Points 40

Panama Details

Continent North America
Country Name Panama
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Provincia
Level2 Type Municipio
Number of Units 67
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 41
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 2,255
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 2,488
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 2,764
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 2,398
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 2,631
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 2,856
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 74,515
Average Input Resolution (km) 33
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 40
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 416,000
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,100
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 35,595
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 23
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,239
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 4
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 125
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,877
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,185,076
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,187
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 74,754
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,719,331
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 58%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 57%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 36
Regression-estimated Extents 13
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2000 Population: Direccion de Estadistica y Censos, DEC. X Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Vivienda 2000. 1990 Population: Direccion de Estadistica y Censo Censos nacionales de Poblacion Y Vivienda 13 Mayo de 1990 Cifras Preliminarios Junio de 1990
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Republica de Panama. Mapa Politico. Instituto Geografico Nacional "TOMMY GUARDIA". 1998. Escala: 1:1000000.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Celade, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Celade, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 1,500 inhabitants or more having the following urban characteristics: electricity, water-supply and sewerage systems, paved roads and access to commercial establishments, secondary schools and social and recreational centres.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
A 5% growth rate cap was applied to one unit.
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