Panama, California

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For the nearby unincorporated community in Kern County see Pumpkin Center
Panama
Unincorporated community
Panama is located in California
Panama
Panama
Panama is located in USA
Panama
Panama
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]

References[edit]

  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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