Meaning of Panama Canal
What is the Panama Canal:
The Panama Canal is a 77-kilometer artificial seaway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean through the Isthmus of Panama.
The Isthmus of Panama runs along the coast of Costa Rica to the Colombian coast, connecting the north and south of the American continent, and separating the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean) from the Gulf of Panama (Pacific Ocean).
See also Isthmus.
The Panama Canal was officially inaugurated on August 14, 1914, crossing the Isthmus of Panama to the south and then to the west.
The Panama Canal is one of the greatest and most difficult challenges in modern civil engineering, being at the same time one of the most strategic commercial maritime routes in the world, followed by the Suez Canal in Egypt.