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Balboa,town (1990 pop. 2,751), Colón prov., in the former Panama Canal Zone, on the Gulf of Panama. The port for Panama City, Balboa was the administrative headquarters of the Panama Canal Zone. It was also the site of a U.S. navy base (closed 1999).
city and port in the Panama Canal Zone, near the entrance to the canal from Pacific Bay. Population, 3,100 (1960). It has a terminal railroad station and is a military naval base of the USA.
Vasco Núñez de . ?1475--1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513
a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop.: 2750 (1990)