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The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is an artificial 77 km (48 mi) waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial ...


Aug 15, 2014 ... On the 100th anniversary of its opening, find out more about the famous waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


The Panama Canal connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. It is a 48 mile canal that is important for international maritime trade. Construction of the canal began in 1881by France, but there were engineering problems and too many people were dying due to disease. Construction stopped until the US took over in 1904.


Sep 21, 2015 ... Even more impressively, you may not have just Googled “isthmus.” Still, as I learned on a recent trip to Panama, there's a lot more to the story of the Panama Canal than you probably know. See if you knew any of these ten facts: 1. The Panama Canal couldn't be built the same way as the Suez Canal, and ...


Sep 27, 2010 ... In 1914 the Panama Canal joined the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, changing international trade forever. The 50 mile-long pathway through the Isthmus of Panama created a significant shortcut for ships that previously had to make the perilous journey around the southern tip of South America.


Mar 13, 2016 ... The Panama Canal is a 77 km long passageway that runs through Panama in South America and joins the Pacific and Atlantic ocean.The Canal runs in south and Southeast direction from Limón Bay at Colón on the Atlantic to the Bay of Panama at Balboa. The Panama Canal has a very long history ...


Mar 13, 2016 ... The Panama Canal was constructed in two stages. The first between 1880 and 1893, being the work carried out by the French company headed by de Lesseps and secondly the work by the Americans which eventually completed the canal construction between 1904 and 1914. It is believed to consider that ...


Jun 7, 2016 ... Getty Images. A multi-country, multi-decade project that spans two oceans, the 50 -mile Panama Canal was completed in 1914 and helped turn the United States into an economic juggernaut.


Apr 13, 2015 ... Operating since 1914, the Panama Canal is a modern wonder of the world. Learn more about this engineering marvel with these 10 facts about the Panama Canal.