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Palau

Official English Name: Republic of Palau

Official Local Name(s): Beluu er a Belau

Common English Name: Palau

Capital: Ngerulmud

REGION
Oceania
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
459 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
1,519 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
High mountains
Low coral islands
Large barrier reefs
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Ngerchelchuus (242 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Forests
Minerals
Marine products
Deep-seabed minerals
NATURAL DISASTERS
Typhoons
DEMONYM
Palauan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Palauan (79.1%)
Filipino (16.4%)
Sonsorol (4.6%)
Other Asian (4.6%)
American (0.9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Palauan
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Japanese
Sonsorolese
Tobian
Filipino
Chinese
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (48.4%)
Other Christian (25.1%)
Protestant (22.0%)
Modekngei (2.3%)
Atheist (1.8%)
POPULATION
21,347
LARGEST CITY
Koror (11,100)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional government in free association with the United States
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Tommy Remengesau
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
16 States
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 October 1994 (from the United States of America)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Bai
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Belau rekid
GDP PER CAPITA
$15,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (United States Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
Note: Palau uses the United States dollar as its official currency.
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.pw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+680

Palauan society follows a matrilineal system.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ps.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/PS (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/oceania/pw.htm (Koror population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 23 November 2016