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Colón

panama city

Colón (pop. 137,800), third largest city of Panama, established in 1850 at what is now the Atlantic terminus of the Panama Canal. Originally named Aspinwall, the city was renamed to honor Christopher Columbus in 1890. As a duty-free trade zone, Colon is an important commercial port and tourist center.

See also: Panama.

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