Colon is a city of Panama in the province of Colon. It is also the capital of this province and had more than 88,000 inhabitants in 2010.
The city of Colon was created in 1850 at the terminus of the Panama railway which was under construction. It was the very first American transcontinental axis, because there was not yet the canal. Previously, Colon was known as Aspinwall, a name given to him by American emigrants. The Spanish speakers gave it the name Colon.
The city was partially ravaged during the Colombian Civil War in 1885. It also suffered a fire accident in 1915. Colon's conversion to a Free Town took place in 1948.
Language and currency
The language that is spoken in Colon, Panama is Spanish. As far as currency is concerned, the Balboa is the currency used. It is also at par with the dollar.
The essentials in Colon
Panama Canal Railway
The Panama Canal Railway is one of the longest routes in the world. It serves as a link for the tourist areas between Colonists and Panama. Passengers disembarking at the Colon cruise terminal will be able to take part in the various excursions offered in Panama.
Chagres national park
It is one of the best preserved national parks in Panama. It stretches over 500 square miles and offers the opportunity for waterfalls and river explorations. There are natural attractions such as abundant vegetation and wildlife, Lake Alajuela as well as the Chagres River. It is an area very popular with water sports enthusiasts.
Chagres and Fort San Lorenzo
Chagres was a port in the Caribbean Sea. Today it has become an abandoned village in the tourist area of Fort San Lorenzo. As for Fort San Lorenzo, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.