Panama City is the capital and largest city of Panama with a population of almost 2 5 million. The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. It is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for banking and commerce. The city of Panama was founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. On January 28, 1671, the original city (see Panamá Viejo) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The city was formally reestablished two years later on January 21, 1673, on a peninsula located 8 km from the original settlement. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins and remains as a tourist attractions. Panama City wheelchair access is difficult. You must plan ahead and plan on how you intend to overcome a lack of access when visiting this city, which is nonetheless a city of global significance.
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