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The Alliance entered Panama in 1998, and our workers are engaged primarily in church-planting ministries, focusing on Chinese immigrants. A vibrant Chinese Alliance church has been established in Panama City, where our workers are reaching out to this influential ethnic community with the love of Jesus.

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National Church

1 organized church, 1 unorganized group, 2 ordained ministers, 91 baptized members, and 99 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

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The Alliance at Work in Panama

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Demographics

Population
Population—3,039,150
Infant mortality rate—20.5/1,000
Life expectancy—71.9
Capital City
Panama City (1,053,500) pop.
Geography
Slightly smaller than South Carolina, Panama (30,193 sq. mi.) consists of mountains in the west, moderate hills in the interior, and a low range on the east coast. The Panama Canal bisects the isthmus at its narrowest and lowest point.
Languages
Spanish (official)
English
Ethnicity/Race
Mestizo—70%
Amerindian, mixed—15%
White—10%
Indian—6%
Economy
Per capita income—$6,900
Inflation—2%
Unemployment—12.6%
Literacy rate—93% (2003 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Republic with a constitutional democracy. Dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining U.S. military bases were turned over to Panama in 1999.
Religion
Roman Catholic—85%
Protestant—15%

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