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Palau 1997

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.

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The climate is tropical. The average annual temperature is 27 ° C, the amount of precipitation per year is 1500 to 2500 mm.

Country data

Area: 490 km2 (world ranking: 180)

Population: 22,000

Population density: 45 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 193)

Capital: Melekeok

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


Rutschbahn 6, 20146 Hamburg
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.

Administrative structure
16 states

State and form of government
Constitution of 1981
Presidential republic
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
no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.9%

Foreign trade: Import: 150 million US$ (2017); Export: 6 million US $ (2017)