Palau is a country located in Oceania. According to AbbreviationFinder, PW is the two-letter ISO code of Palau, and PLW is the three-letter country abbreviation for Palau.
According to Countryaah, Palau’s Independence Day is every 1 October.
The climate is tropical. The average annual temperature is 27 ° C, the amount of precipitation per year is 1500 to 2500 mm.
Area: 490 km2 (world ranking: 180)
Population density: 45 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 193)
Official languages: Palaui, English
Gross domestic product: 292 million US $; Real growth: -3.7%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 12,530 US$
Currency: 1 US-Dollar (US$) = 100 cents
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Telephone 040 76904047,
Fax 040 76904048
E-Mail : [email protected]
Head of State and Government: Tommy Remengesau, Jr. Raynold Oilouch, Exterior: Faustina Rehuher-Marugg
National holiday: 1.10.
State and form of government
Constitution of 1981
Free association agreement with the USA from 1994 (USA responsible for defense)
Parliament (National Congress / Olbiil era Kelulau): House of Delegates with 16 members; Senate (Senate) with 13 members; Election every 4 years
16-member Council of Chiefs advises head of state
Direct election of the head of state every 4 years (one-time re-election)
Suffrage from 18 years
Population: Palau, last census 2015 (preliminary): 17,661 pop.
70% Palau (Micronesians), 27% Asians (Filipinos, Chinese, Vietnamese)
Cities (with population): (as of 2005) Koror (on Koror) 10,743 inh., Meyuns (on Koror) 1153, Airai (on Babelthuap) 960, Melekeok (on Babelthuap) 271
Religions: 46% Catholics, 33% Protestants and Evangelicals, 6 % Followers of the Modekngei religion, 4% Muslims (as of 2006)
Languages: Palaui, English; Angaur, Japanese, Tobi, Sonsorolesisch
employed persons by economic sector
Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.9%
Foreign trade: Import: 150 million US$ (2017); Export: 6 million US $ (2017)
PALAU. – Archipelago of Micronesia, located west of the Carolines, from which it is separated by the deep pit of the Palau, consisting of 109 islands and rocks distributed along a line of 900 km. approximately directed by NNE. to SSO. However, the area of most of the individual islands is very small; the total area of the archipelago is 480 sq km, of which 370 belong to the largest island, Babelthuap. Apart from this, only six others are inhabited. The islands are distributed in two main groups; the northern one – all surrounded by a mighty coral reef that runs close to the islands towards the E., while towards the west it remains at a distance varying from them between 3 and 12 km. – it consists of the largest and highest islands (up to 600 m.), which are of volcanic origin, sometimes even very ancient, or formed of raised coral limestone; the south instead is made up of numerous islets distant one from the other and of coral origin.
The Palau are especially known for the important phosphate deposits of Angaur Island, S. della Babelthuap (export 1926: 62.912 tons). The humid and rainy climate and the very fertile decaying soil explain the intense development of vegetation of the Indo-Malay type, luxuriant especially on the high volcanic islands, where useful plants also abound, such as coconut (the main one), betel, banana, breadfruit and citrus fruits. Already over 100 m. above sea level, the forest is replaced by the wooded savannah, rich in pandanus and bamboo.
The indigenous people are Polynesians, similar to the residents of Yap, although they have some traits in common with the Papuans and the Malays. Very advanced, they build their houses with art, and in the trade they know the use of the coin represented by glass, porcelain and enamel beads. They are decreasing; they were estimated, in 1927, 5700, compared to 1545 Japanese. Like the other islands of Micronesia, the Palau, formerly German, are now under the mandate of Japan. Madalai on the island of Korror is its administrative center.