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Palau

republic in Oceania

Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island nation. It is in the Pacific Ocean. Palau is 300 miles (500 km) east of the Philippines. It got independence from United Nations trusteeship administration (administered by the United States of America) in 1994. It is one of the world's youngest and smallest nations. It is sometimes referred to in English under its native name Belau. The capital city of Palau is Melekeok. This has been true since October 1, 2006.

Republic of Palau

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CapitalNgerulmud, Melekeok Statea[1]
Largest cityKoror
Official languages
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
(2000)
Demonym(s)Palauan
GovernmentUnitary presidential democratic republic
• President
Tommy Remengesau
Antonio Bells
LegislatureNational Congress
Independence
1 October 1994
Area
• Total
459 km2 (177 sq mi) (196th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2011 estimate
20,956 (218th)
• Density
28.4/km2 (73.6/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2008 estimate
• Total
$164 million[2] (not ranked)
• Per capita
$8,100[2] (119th)
HDI (2011)0.782[3]
high · 49th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+9
Driving sideright
Calling code+680
ISO 3166 codePW
Internet TLD.pw
  1. On 7 October 2006, government officials moved their offices in the former capital of Koror to Ngerulmud in Melekeok State, located 20 km (12 mi) northeast of Koror on Babelthaup Island and 2 km (1 mi) northwest of Melekeok village.
Map of Palau

Contents

StatesEdit

 
The sixteen states of Palau

Palau is divided into sixteen administrative states:

ClimateEdit

Palau has a tropical climate all year round. Average yearly temperature is around 82 °F (27 °C).

Related pagesEdit

ReferenceEdit

  1. "Government offices moved to a new National Capitol Building complex located at Ngerulmud, Melekeok State" US Department of State. Palau (02/09). Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2008 estimate. "Palau". CIA World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  3. Human Development Index and its components. undp.org (2011).

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