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Coordinates: 7°30′N 134°30′E / 7.500°N 134.500°E / 7.500; 134.500

Republic o Palau

Beluu er a Belau
Banner o Palau
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Oor Palau
CaipitalNgerulmud, Melekeok Statea[1]
7°21′N 134°28′E / 7.350°N 134.467°E / 7.350; 134.467
Lairgest ceetyKoror
Offeecial leids
Recognised regional leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentUnitary presidential democratic republic
• Preses
Tommy Remengesau
Antonio Bells
LegislaturNaitional Congress
1 October 1994
• Total
459 km2 (177 sq mi) (196t)
• Water (%)
• 2011 estimate
20,956 (218t)
• Density
28.4/km2 (73.6/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2008 estimate
• Total
$164 million[2] (not ranked)
• Per capita
$8,100[2] (119t)
HDI (2011)0.782[3]
heich · 49t
CurrencyUnitit States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC+9
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+680
ISO 3166 codePW
Internet TLD.pw
  1. On 7 October 2006, govrenment officials moved thair offices in the umwhile caipital o Koror tae Ngerulmud in Melekeok State, locatit 20 km (12 mi) northeast o Koror on Babelthaup Island an 2 km (1 mi) northwest o Melekeok veelage.

Palau /pəˈlaʊ/ ( listen), offeecially the Republic o Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau), is an island naition in the Paceefic Ocean, some 500 mile (800 km) east o the Philippines an 2,000 mile (3,200 km) sooth o Tokyo. Haein emerged frae Unitit Naitions trusteeship (administered bi the Unitit States) in 1994, it is ane o the warld's youngest an smawest sovereign states. In Inglis, the name is sometimes spelled Belau in accordance wi the native pronunciation. It wis umwhile an aa spelled Pelew.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. a b 2008 estimate. "Palau". CIA World Factbook. CIA. Archived frae the original on 6 Januar 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  3. Human Development Index and its components. undp.org (2011).
  4. Nelson's World Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary, ed. J. Gunn, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, London, 1935