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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 Seal
Anthem: Belau rekid
Oor Palau
Caipital Ngerulmud, Melekeok Statea[1]
7°21′N 134°28′E / 7.350°N 134.467°E / 7.350; 134.467
Lairgest ceety Koror
Offeecial leids
Recognised regional leids
Ethnic groups (2000)
Demonym Palauan
Govrenment Unitary presidential democratic republic
 •  Preses Tommy Remengesau
 •  Vice Preses Antonio Bells
Legislature Naitional Congress
 •  Compact o Free Association wi the Unitit States 1 October 1994 
 •  Tot 459 km2 (196t)
177 sq mi
 •  Watter (%) negligible
 •  2011 estimate 20,956 (218t)
 •  Density 28.4/km2
45.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 •  Tot $164 million[2] (not ranked)
 •  Per capita $8,100[2] (119t)
HDI (2011) 0.782[3]
heich · 49t
Siller Unitit States dollar (USD)
Time zone (UTC+9)
Drives on the richt
Cawin code +680
Internet TLD .pw
a. 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 miles (800 km) east o the Philippines an 2,000 miles (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. 2.0 2.1 2008 estimate. "Palau". CIA World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  3. Human Development Index and its components. (2011).
  4. Nelson's World Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary, ed. J. Gunn, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, London, 1935