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Republic of Palau
Beluu er a Belau
FlagSeal
Anthem: Belau rekid
Our Palau
StatusAssociated State
CapitalNgerulmud
7°30′N134°37′E / 7.500°N 134.617°E / 7.500; 134.617
Largest cityKoror
7°20′N134°29′E / 7.333°N 134.483°E / 7.333; 134.483
Official languages
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups (2005[1])
DemonymPalauan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic under a non-partisan democracy
 • PresidentTommy Remengesau
 • Vice PresidentAntonio Bells
 • Senate PresidentElias Camsek Chin
 • House SpeakerSabino Anastacio
 • Chief JusticeArthur Ngiraklsong
LegislatureOlbiil era Kelulau
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Delegates
Independence from the United States
 • Trusteeship18 July 1947 
 • Constitution2 April 1979 
 • Compact of Free Association1 October 1994 
Area
 • Total465.55 km2 (196th)
179.75 sq mi
 • Water (%)negligible
Population
 • 2015 estimate17,948[2] (224th)
 • 2013 census20,918
 • Density38.6/km2
99.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 • Total$288 million[1] (not ranked)
 • Per capita$16,300[1] (81st)
HDI (2014)Increase 0.780[3]
high ·60th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zone(UTC+9)
 • Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+9)
Drives on theright
Calling code+680
ISO 3166 codePW
Internet TLD.pw

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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