Panama

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Panama
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2011-11-02 23:47:36
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  1. When did Columbus arrive in the Panama Area?
    1502---10 years after he founded Salvador
  2. What Spaniard discovered the Pacific?
    Balboa
  3. What country built the first transcontinental railroad in Panama?
    United States.
  4. In what year was a canal first started?
    1880
  5. The man in charge of the Panama Canal? Where did he have previous building experience?
    • Del Seppa
    • Seaz Desert Canal

    Med-Red sea.
  6. What two reasons are given for the failure of the first building attempt?
    diease,climate-Poor money management.
  7. When was the USA given the right to build a canal?
    1903
  8. How long did it take to complete the canal?
    10 years
  9. How many people worked on the canal?
    75,000
  10. When was the canal first opened?
    1914---When the war started.
  11. The USA operated the canal for about 63 years, who operates it now?
    • Panama
    • commission bored
    • 1979 --400 million.
  12. How many ships per year transit the canal?
    12,000
  13. What is the average fee/ship to transit?
    34,000
  14. What was the lowest fee charged for transit of the canal?
    36 cents.
  15. What direction does the canal run?
    North-South.
  16. How long is the Canal?
    15 miles--80 kilmeters
  17. Mules pull ships thru the canal?
    False-Guides them.
  18. What forcemoves the water in and out of the sections of the locks?
    Gravity
  19. How long is the rainy season in Panama?
    8 months
  20. How big is each lock chamber?
    1,000 ft-110 ft wide
  21. What precentage of the wolrds ocean going vessels cannot use the transit?
    7%
  22. Can the USS Nimitz transit the canal?
    No-to long
  23. Panama has many of what resourses?
    Ecological resourses

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