is the capital of the Panamanian province of Los Santos.
It is located a few kilometers inland from the Gulf of Panama on the Azuero
Peninsula. Las Tablas is a recognized national center of Panamanian folk: Art, music,
gastronomy, architecture, culture and literature. The only Panamanian president
to serve three terms, Belisario Porras, was from Las Tablas.
It is known for a lively yearly Carnival, in which the city splits into two
competing factions, "Calle Arriba" (Uptown, literally "Street
Above") and "Calle Abajo" (Downtown / Street Below), both
centered on two streets of the same name