- For the nearby unincorporated community in Kern County see Pumpkin Center
|Elevation ||351 ft (107 m)|
Panama, formerly named Rio Bravo after the Spanish name for the Kern River, Rio Bravo de San Felipe, is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located 8 miles (13 km) south-southwest of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 351 feet (107 m) in the San Joaquin Valley.
A post office operated at Panama from 1874 to 1876.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Panama, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1085. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
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