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A sparsely populated province of eastern Panama, but originally designating the whole of the Isthmus of Panama; famously mentioned by Keats in his reference to ‘stout Cortes…Silent upon a peak in Darien’ (although it was Balboa and not Cortés who was the first to see the Pacific here).

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