Palauis a country in the Australian continent and the geographical region of Oceania.


  • Capital city: Melekeok
  • Largest city: Koror
  • Population: 20,956 (2011 estimate, ranked 218th) 
  • Size: 459 sq km (ranked 196th)
  • Currency: United States dollar
  • Independence: October 1, 1994 from the United States of America
  • Current head of state: President Tommy Remengesau
  • Official languages: English, Palauan


Palau is a country located in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres, just north of the Equator in the tropics.

It is located east of the Philippines.

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