Panama, California

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For the nearby unincorporated community in Kern County see Pumpkin Center
Unincorporated community
Panama is located in California
Panama is located in USA
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°16′01″N 119°03′24″W / 35.26694°N 119.05667°W / 35.26694; -119.05667Coordinates: 35°16′01″N 119°03′24″W / 35.26694°N 119.05667°W / 35.26694; -119.05667
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 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.[1] It is located 8 miles (13 km) south-southwest of Bakersfield,[2] at an elevation of 351 feet (107 m) in the San Joaquin Valley.[1]

A post office operated at Panama from 1874 to 1876.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Panama, California
  2. ^ a b 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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