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Land and Resources, Natural Resources

shrimp farming, Panamanians, arable land, gold mines, manganese

Panamanians regard their country’s location and narrow geography as its most valuable asset, making it appropriate for rail, road, pipeline, and canal crossings. Other natural resources include arable land (7 percent of the territory is regularly farmed), grazing lands, and forests (39 percent of land area). Forested lands yield significant exports of hardwood logs. Panama has manganese and iron-ore deposits, the world’s ninth largest reserves of copper ore, and working gold mines. Its rich fish catch in the Pacific (especially for prawn and shrimp) is being supplemented with shrimp farming in ponds.



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shrimp farming, Panamanians, arable land, gold mines, manganese, forests, pipeline, valuable asset, rail, territory, Pacific, natural resources, road

 
 

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