Panama Canal - PANAMA CANAL The canal is joining the...

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PANAMA CANAL The canal is joining the atlantic and pacific oceans. It runs from T Cristobal on lemon bay, a part of the Caribbean sea, to Balboa, on the C Gulf of Panama. The canal is slightly more than 64 km long, not including G the dredged approach channels at either end. The minimum depth is 12.5 m, t and the minimum width is 91.5 m. The construction of the canal ranks as a one of the greatest engineering works of all time. o In history people had interest in a shorter route from the Atlantic to I Pacific. This began with the explorers of Central America early in the 16th P century. Hernan Cortez was a spanish conqeror of mexico who suggested c a canal across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Other explorers had favored a routes through Nicaragua and Darien. The 1 st for a canal through the r Panama was started by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Who in 1523 P ordered a survey of the isthmus. A working plan for the canal was drawn o up as early as 1529, but was shown to the king. In 1534 a spanish offical u suggested a canal route close to that of the present canal. Later more of the s canal plans were suggested but no action was taken upon any of these plans c suggested. s Later on there is more in the canal. The Spanish goverment L abandoned its interest in the canal but in the early 19 th century the books
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