The Panama canal is an artificially created artery, the role of which is very difficult to overestimate for the modern transport system in the world.
The Panama canal: General characteristics of the Canal that connects two oceans – the Pacific and the Atlantic. More specifically: Gulf of Panama, with the Caribbean sea. It is located within the modern state of Panama, about 9 ° North latitude and West longitude 79о. These are its geographical coordinates. The Panama canal has gone down in history as one of the largest engineering projects in the history of mankind and has significantly influenced the development of world shipping in General.