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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).

Balboa

 

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.

Balboa

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Vasco Núñez de . ?1475--1519, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Pacific Ocean in 1513

Balboa

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a port in Panama at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal: the administrative centre of the former Canal Zone. Pop.: 2750 (1990)
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The ACP budget projects an increase of 212.7 million balboas compared to the previous one and includes 1,228.9 million balboas for waterway operations and equipment maintenance.
The budget has planned the payroll payment for 725 million balboas, which represents 57% of the Canal's expenses.
According to estimates, the Panama Canal will deliver this year to the National Treasury about 1,736.6 million balboas.
According to the General Budget of the State, most of the contribution of the Panama Canal will be allocated to the Ministries of Public Works, with 744 million balboas; of Housing and Land Management (MIVIOT), with 331 million, and Health with 229.5 million balboas.