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Republic of Panama

Latin America

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Area: 77,082 sq km

The narrowest point of the Central American isthmus, and bisected by the Panama Canal.

Population: 3,508,475    Annual Growth: 1.66%

Capital: Panama City

Urbanites: 74.8%

HDI Rank: 60 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 32 (3% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish    Languages: 18 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

The Church’s impact is significantly less than its size. Nominalism is widespread in both the Catholic Church and in many English-speaking churches. Catholicism has lost much impetus to the more dynamic evangelicals, JWs, Mormons and Muslims. The Church lacks the strength to turn this trend around and is further compromised by many of its members dallying with the false teachings of New Age, astrology and psychics. Pray for the intervention of the Holy Spirit.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Panama.