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Balboa (PAB) is the currency in Panama

Facts about Balboa

  • Country:
    Panama
  • Currency:
    Balboa
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    PAB
  • Short for the currency:
    B
  • Currency subunits:
    100 centesimos

The balboa is used as currency in Panama. It was introduced in 1904 replacing the Colombian peso. The name derives from the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The currency only exists as coins and is issued by the National Bank of Panama.

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Panama is a republic in Central America inbetween Colombia and Costa Rica. The country has a well developed economy based on financial services and tourism.

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