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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

Missionary vision. Panama is developing into a sending nation. There are over 94 Panamanians serving cross-culturally, a number bound to increase. A number of agencies work to mobilize the Church into world missions (YWAM, AoG, Baptists, others). The network PAAM (“Panamanians Reaching the World”) is at the vital core of the movement and brings together dozens of ministries and denominations. The main obstacles to greater mission sending are lack of unity, lack of vision and lack of training.

     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.