Bocas del Toro Archipelago

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Coordinates: 9°20′0″N 82°15′0″W / 9.33333°N 82.25000°W / 9.33333; -82.25000
Bocas del Toro Archipelago (Archipiéplago de Bocas del Toro)
Islands of Panama
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Country Panama
State Bocas del Toro Province
District Bocas del Toro
Capital Bocas del Toro
 - elevation 3 m (10 ft)
 - coordinates 9°20′0″N 82°15′0″W / 9.33333°N 82.25000°W / 9.33333; -82.25000
Lowest point Sea level
 - location Beaches
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Area 250 km2 (97 sq mi)
Population 13,000 (2012)
Density 24.85 / km2 (64 / sq mi)
Timezone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) No DST (UTC-5)
Location of Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama

The Bocas del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea in northwest Panama. The archipelago separates Bahía Almirante (Almirante Bay) and Laguna de Chiriquí from the open Caribbean Sea. The archipelago is part of the Bocas del Toro District which is part of Bocas del Toro Province. The major city is Bocas del Toro, also called Bocas Town, on Isla Colón. The islands are accessible by water taxis and private boats. Isla Colón is accessible by airplanes, ferries, private boats, and water taxis. Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport, located just west of Bocas Town, provides air transportation to and from the islands. Ferries serve Bocas Town from Almirante, Changuinola, and Chiriquí Grande.

Geography[edit]

The area of the archipelago is 250 km2 which is about 60% of the districts area, and the population about 13000, which is 75% of the district's population.

Islands[edit]

Islands in the Archipelago include:

The archipelago also includes 50 cays and some 200 tiny islets.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bocas del Toro, Panama". Bocas del Toro.org. Retrieved 17 March 2011.