Where is Palau?

Palau is an Oceanian country covering 459.00 km2. This makes it the 16th smallest country in the world and slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 7 30 N, 134 30 E and Melekeok is the capital city.

Palau is an island nation. The Palau has maritime delineation negotiations with the Philippines and Indonesia.

The name Palau comes from the Palauan name for the islands.

Its ISO code is PW.

Geography

It is located in Oceania. Palau has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate that is hot in humid, with a wet season from May to November. Its terrain varies depending on height, from mountains to coral islands.

Population

Palau has a population of 21,347 making it the 218th largest in the world.

Palauan is the official language on most islands. The major ethnic groups reported are Palauan and Carolinian. The majority of the country is either Roman Catholic or Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 680.

Government

Palau is an independent country. It gained independene in 1994. Its constitution was last ratified in 1981.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Palau's GDP is $283,500,000.00 (USD) with $15,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 215th largest economy and its citizens the 101st richest in the world. The currency of Palau is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are shellfish, tuna, and other fish. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, fuels, metals, and foodstuffs.