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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 (2000)
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[1] (224th)
 - 2012 census17,445
 - Density38.6/km2
99.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2008 estimate
 - Total$164 million[2] (not ranked)
 - Per capita$8,100[2] (119th)
HDI (2013)Steady 0.775[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 June 30, 2015


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