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Republic of Palau
Beluu er a Belau (Palauan)

Anthem: Belau rekid
Our Palau
Palau on the globe (Southeast Asia centered) (small islands magnified).svg
StatusSovereign state in free association with the United States
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 languagesEnglish, Palauan
Recognized regional languages
Ethnic groups(2015[1])
DemonymPalauan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic under a non-partisan democracy
Tommy Remengesau
Raynold Oilouch
• Senate President
Hokkons Baules
• House Speaker
Sabino Anastacio
• Chief Justice
Arthur Ngiraklsong
LegislatureOlbiil era Kelulau
Senate
House of Delegates
Independence from the United States
18 July 1947
• Constitution
2 April 1979
1 October 1994
Area
• Total
465.55 km2 (179.75 sq mi) (196th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2015 estimate
17,948[2] (224th)
• 2013 census
20,918
• Density
38.6/km2 (100.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$297 million[3]
• Per capita
$16,278[3] (81st)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$315 million[3]
• Per capita
$17,286[3]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.780[4]
high · 60th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zone(UTC+9)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+9)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
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 July 9, 2017


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