Name: Elisbeth Espinosa
Lives In: Panama City
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Parents Jobs: Her mother is a school teacher and her father worked in pest control.
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes, maduros (sweet plantains) and sausages
Favorite Subject in School: Spanish
Favorite Activities: Taking walks and playing
Favorite Animal: Dog
Favorite Flower: Violet
What She Wants to Be When She Grows Up: A teacher
Capital of Panama: Panama City
Population: 3.66 million
Language Spoken: Spanish
Religions: 79% Roman Catholic, 17% Protestant, 4% other
Learn More: Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. The entire country is actually an isthmus—a narrow strip of land with water on either side that connects two large land masses (South America and North America). This made it the perfect location for the Panama Canal, opened in 1914, which enables ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans without having to go all the way around South America.