Palau is a group of more than 500 islands, covering 458km², in the Micronesia area of , to the southeast of the . After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands chose independence in 1978, instead of joining the .

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, population 10,000, is the largest city in .


is a city in the island country of . It has served as Palau's capital city since 2006, despite its small population of about 250 people.

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 19,900
  • Latitude of center: 7° 25' 0.8" (7.4169°) north
  • Longitude of center: 134° 32' 28.7" (134.5413°) east
  • Elevation: 242 meters (794 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 458 km² (177 miles²)
  • Languages: Palauan, Sonsorol, English, Tobian, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese
  • Currency: Dollar (USD)
  • Phone code: 680
  • Internet domain: .pw
  • Wikidata: Palau
  • Wikimedia Commons: Palau

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Amharic: ፓላው, Arabic: بالاو, Armenian: Պալաու, Arpitan: Palaos, Azerbaijani: Palav, Bambara: Palawu, Belarusian: Палаў, Bengali: পালাউ, Bulgarian: Палау, Catalan: República de Palau, Chinese: 帕劳, Chinese: 帛琉, Esperanto: Belaŭo, Esperanto: Palaŭo, Estonian: Belau, Ewe: Palau nutome, French: Palaos, Fulah: Palawu, Galician: Palau - Belau, Ganda: Palawu, Georgian: პალაუ, German: Palau, Greek: Παλάου, Gujarati: પલાઉ, Hebrew: פאלאו, Hebrew: פלאו, Hindi: पलाऊ, Icelandic: Palá, Italian: Palau, Japanese: パラオ, Kannada: ಪಲಾವು, Korean: 팔라우, Kurdish: پالاو
Latin: Belavia, Macedonian: Палау, Malagasy: Palao, Malayalam: പലാവു, Marathi: पलाऊ, Nepali (macrolanguage): पलाउ, Occitan (post 1500): Belau, Oriya (macrolanguage): ପାଲାଉ, Palauan: Belau, Palauan: Beluu er a Belau, Persian: پالائو, Portuguese: Palau, Pushto: پالاو, Rundi: Palawu, Russian: Палау, Serbian: Палау, Sinhala: පලාවු, Spanish: Palaos, Tagalog: Palaw, Tamil: பாலோ, Telugu: పలావు, Thai: ประเทศปาเลา, Thai: ปาเลา, Thai: สาธารณรัฐปาเลา, Tibetan: པ་ལཽ།, Tigrinya: ፓላው, Ukrainian: Палау, Urdu: پلاؤ, Volapük: Palauvuäns, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Paalu, Zulu: i-Palau, Republic of Palau
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