Republic of Palau is located in the northwest of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 21,032, making it the 219th
largest national population. Its capital is Ngerulmud on Melekeok and its largest city is Koror with a total population of 11,200
. The country encompasses 458 square kilometers making it the 195th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
the Philippine Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
President Tommy Remengesau, Jr is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Tony Bells, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for four years and is eligible for a second term.
Its form of government is a constitutional government in free association with the US and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 1st of January 1981.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Palauan, Tobi, Anguar, Filipino, English, Chinese, Carolinian, Japanese and
other Asian. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant, Modekngei, Seventh-Day Adventist, Jehovah's
Witness, Latter-Day Saints, other religion and unspecified and no faith. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 4
FM, 1 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Mount Ngerchelchuus, its highest point at 242 meters and Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is Pacific Ocean, which measures 1,519 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, craft items, garment making and
construction. Its official currency is the United States Dollar.
Here’s something you may not know about Palau. Palau is the westernmost archipelago in the Caroline chain, consists of six
island groups totaling more than 300 islands
|East coast reef of
|Velasco Reef- Palau's
|Palau's new capital
building on Melekeok
Island at Ngerulmud
Updated 17 January 2013
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
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|Fruit Bat Soup- a
|Helen Reef- an
uninhabited atoll in the
Sonsoral Islands and
point looking towards
Halmahera Island in
|Irrai Village on
|Kayangel Islands- the
water points of Palau
on Babeldaob Island-
Palau's highest point
|Village in the Sonsoral
|Stone monoliths on
|Tobi Island in the
|Koror- Palau's largest