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After Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada eventually became the Republic of Colombia.
With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the construction of the Panama Canal to be completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 19. One states that the country was named after a commonly found species of tree (Sterculia apetala, the Panama tree).
These evolved into significant populations best known through their spectacular burials (dating to c.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa's tortuous trek from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1513 demonstrated that the isthmus was indeed the path between the seas, and Panama quickly became the crossroads and marketplace of Spain's empire in the New World.The official definition and origin of the name as promoted by Panama's Ministry of Education is the "abundance of fish, trees and butterflies".This is the usual description given in social studies textbooks.Gold and silver were brought by ship from South America, hauled across the isthmus, and loaded aboard ships for Spain.
The route became known as the Camino Real, or Royal Road, although it was more commonly known as Camino de Cruces (Road of Crosses) because of the number of gravesites along the way.Panama was under Spanish rule for almost 300 years (1538–1821), and became part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, along with all other Spanish possessions in South America.