Fun Fact #2: The Panama Canal – East is West??

Fun Fact # 2

 

         The Panama Canal  - East is West??      

Panama Canal east is west

As everyone knows the Panama Canal was constructed over 100 years ago to shorten travel time for important trade and shipping routes. It was built in Panama, in Central America, which lies between two oceans, The Atlantic Ocean in the East and The Pacific Ocean in the west.

However, because of the angle of land chosen as the route for the canal through Panama, it means that the eastern end of the Panama Canal is in the Pacific Ocean and the Western End of the canal is in the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

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