(i)The canal shown in the map is the Panama Canal. It was constructed across the Panama Isthmus between Panama City and Colon by the U.S. government which purchased 8 km of an area on either side and named it the Canal Zone.
(ii) • The Canal is about 72 km. long and involves a very deep cutting for a length of 12 km.
• It has a six lock system and ships cross the different levels (26 m up and down) through these locks before entering the Gulf of Panama.
• It shortens the distance between New York and San Francisco by 13,000 km by sea.
• This Canal is relatively less than that of the Suez. However, it is vital to the economies of Latin America.
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