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According to wholevehicles, Panama is a narrow yet diverse country located in Central America. It has a total land area of 75,517 square kilometers, making it the second smallest country in the region after El Salvador. The country is bordered by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east. Panama is divided into ten provinces and three territories. The provinces are Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Coclé, Colón, Darién, Herrera, Los Santos, Panamá East, Panamá West and Veraguas. The three territories are Emberá-Wounaan Comarca (indigenous territory), Kuna Yala (indigenous area) and Ngöbe-Buglé Comarca (indigenous territory). The climate of Panama ranges from tropical rainforest to dry forest climates with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature in Panama City ranges from 21°C to 32°C throughout the year. Rainfall is heaviest during the summer months with an average of 150mm per month while winter months receive less than 50mm of rainfall on average. Panama’s geography is characterized by a large number of mountain ranges including the Cordillera Central which runs through the center of the country from north to south and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean. Other mountain ranges include La Amistad International Park which stretches along both sides of the border between Costa Rica and Panama; Cerro Punta which reaches an elevation of 3474 meters; Cerro Azul Meambar National Park; La Yeguada National Park; El Valle de Antón Nature Reserve; Soberanía National Park; El Copé National Monument; Barú Volcano National Park; Chagres National Park and many more. All these parks provide a wealth of biodiversity including over 940 species of birds as well as mammals such as jaguars, ocelots and pumas. In addition to its rich biodiversity, Panama also boasts many beautiful beaches along its Caribbean coastline as well as its Pacific coastline which stretch for hundreds of kilometers offering stunning views out into both oceans. Popular beach destinations include Bocas del Toro on Isla Colón in Bocas del Toro province where visitors can enjoy white sandy beaches surrounded by lush green jungle foliage or take part in activities like kayaking or snorkeling in clear turquoise waters teeming with marine life such as sea turtles or dolphins. Similarly San Blas Islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast are known for their pristine beaches fringed with coconut palms while Coronado Beach on Panama’s Pacific coast offers stunning sunsets over calm waters perfect for swimming or relaxing in one of its beachside cabanas before heading out for dinner at one of its many waterfront restaurants serving fresh seafood caught that day! See paulfootwear for weather information in Panama.