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Panama City Travel Guide, Florida

Located near Valparaiso and Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, FL., has for long been a popular tourist destination because of its great natural beauty, year-round pleasant climate and friendly ambiance. However, the city has come to acquire greater significance because of enormous improvement in the living conditions and today, more and more people are thinking of relocating to this county seat.

Panama City Travel Guide-Statistics

Area: 69.1 sq km

Population: 36,417

Language: English

Currency: USD

Panama City Panama City Travel Guide -Architecture

The city of Panama City has a very natural setting – it is located within the Florida panhandle and is surrounded by St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. When you talk of architecture, the city emerges as a truly modern city with towering structures dotting the city skyline. Some of these structures are commercial complexes and others apartment buildings. Of course, there are as many as 27 parks within the city area.

Panama City Panama City Travel Guide -Economy and Infrastructure

It goes beyond saying that tourism is the mainstay of Panama City’s economy (in fact, of the entire surrounding region). Excellent transportation infrastructure has certainly been a boon for the city’s tourism industry for the city offers access by road, rail and air route. The city is located along the US Highway 98 and is linked by the Bay Line Railroad LLC. The city is also served by Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN). Rental car services are available for local transportation. There are quite a few quality hotels and other lodging facilities within the city and its adjoining areas.

Speaking of living conditions, the residents of Panama City are well taken care of by the county government and by public services’ staff. The area has quality education and health-care facilities along with other civic amenities. The area has important businesses and industries and even employs people in the service sector. Overall, it can be said that Panama City is well positioned to face the consequences of worldwide economic recession.

Panama City, FL-People and Culture

Panama City has a considerably large white population (descendants of settlers of European lineage). They are followed by the African Americans. Other races like Asians, Native Americans, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders can be termed as minorities.

Irrespective of this racial divide, Panama City presents a very cultured front. The residents patronize various forms of art and the city has many art and music societies/associations. There are many art centers and museums in the city.

Local festivities include Central Panhandle Fair, Champagne & Chocolate Extravaganza, Panama City Jazz and Blues Festival, Panama City Shrimp & Oyster Festival and St. Andrews Mardi Gras, etc. Most of these are secular events and involve a lot of fun and frolic.

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