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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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.


  • 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
Greek:  Παλάου Gujarati:  પલાઉ Hebrew:  פאלאו Hebrew:  פלאו Hindi:  पलाऊ Icelandic:  Palá Japanese:  パラオ Kannada:  ಪಲಾವು Korean:  팔라우 Kurdish:  پالاو Latin:  Belavia Macedonian:  Палау Malagasy:  Palao Malayalam:  പലാവു Marathi:  पलाऊ Nepali:  पलाउ Occitan:  Belau Oriya:  ପାଲାଉ Palauan:  Belau Palauan:  Beluu er a Belau Persian:  پالائو
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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