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Cristóbal(krēstō`bäl), town, Colón prov., near the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal, Panama. Cristóbal is located in the former Panama Canal Zone and was the American residential suburb of Colón; it has been under Panamanian jurisdiction since 1979.
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a town and port in the Panama Canal Zone, at the Caribbean entrance of the canal; a suburb of the city of Colón. Population, approximately 20,000 (1968). The town has a shipyard and servicing facilities for the port.
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