1. Home
  2. Palau

Maps of Palau

Physical Map of Palau showing its relief, islands, location, nearby islands, highest point, and more.

Covering an area of 466 sq.km (177 sq mi), the island nation of Palau comprises of 340 coral and volcanic islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. Palau consists of the far-western portion of the Caroline Islands, including the larger islands of Babeldaob, Angaur, Babulthuap, EilMalk, Koror, Peleiu and Urukthapel.

Palau is a beautiful tropical paradise, and one of the true unspoiled destinations on earth. Most of the 100-plus islands are small low-lying coral islands, ringed by barrier reefs. The exception is the mountainous Babulthuap which is volcanic in origin. The highest point is Mount Ngerchelchuus at an elevation of 715ft (215m). The point has been marked by yellow triangle on the map above. The lowest point is the Pacific Ocean (0m).

Political Map of Palau

Political Map of Palau

Palau (officially, the Republic of Palau) is divided into 16 states. These states are: Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatohobei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu and Sonsorol.

Covering an area of 466 sq.km, the island nation of Palau comprises of 340 coral and volcanic islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. Located on Babeldaob (the largest island of Palau), in the state of Melekeok is Ngerulmud – the capital of Palau. It is the world’s least populous capital city. Koror is the largest and the most populous city of Palau. It acts as the main commercial center of Palau.

Where is Palau?

Map showing location of Palau in the world.

Palau, an island nation and an archipelago of 340 coral and volcanic islands, is located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Palau shares maritime borders with the Federated States of Micronesia to the east; with Indonesia to the south; with Philippines to the west and with the international waters to the north.

Regional Maps: Map of

Outline Map of Palau

Blank Outline Map of Palau

The above blank map represents Palau - an island nation and an archipelago of 340 coral and volcanic islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities. 

Outline Map of Palau

The above outline map represents Palau - an island nation and an archipelago of 340 coral and volcanic islands located in the western Pacific Ocean.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Palau
Capital City Ngerulmud
7 30 N, 134 37 E
Independence 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)

Geography

Total Area 459.00 km2
Land Area 459.00 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 0.0 km
Coastline 1,519.0 km
Climate Tropical; hot and humid; wet season may to november
Coordinates 7 30 N, 134 30 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Pacific Ocean
Highest Elevation 242 m
Mount Ngerchelchuus

Demographics

Population 18,008
Ethnic Groups Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 73%, Carolinian 2%, Asian 21.7%, caucasian 1.2%, other 2.1% (2015 est.)
Languages Palauan (official on most islands) 65.2%, other Micronesian 1.9%, English (official) 19.1%, Filipino 9.9%, Chinese 1.2%, other 2.8% (2015 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 45.3%, Protestant 34.9% (includes Evangelical 26.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.9%, Assembly of God .9%, Baptist .7%), Modekngei 5.7% (indigenous to Palau), Muslim 3%, Mormon 1.5%, other 9.7% (2015 est.)

Economy

Currency US Dollar (USD)
GDP $283.99 Million
GDP Per Capita $15,859.43
Exports Shellfish, tuna, other fish (many species)

This page was last updated on November 23, 2020

Latest by WorldAtlas