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Where is Palau?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, Palau covers 459 square kilometers of land, making it the 202nd largest nation in terms of land area.

Palau became an independent state in 1994, after gaining its sovereignty from The United States Of America. The population of Palau is 21,032 (2012) and the nation has a density of 46 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Palau is the US Dollar (USD). As well, the people of Palau are refered to as Palauan.

The dialing code for the country is 680 and the top level internet domain for Palauan sites is .pw.

Palau does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Palau section.

Quick facts

Population 21,032
Density 45.8 / km2 ( 118.7 / mi2 )
Languages Palauan, English
Independence Year 1994
Capital Melekeok (Melekeok)
Currency US Dollar
GDP 250,625,563 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 11,916 (2014 data)
Land Area 459 km2 (177 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 134.130
Maximum Longitude 134.650
Mininum Latitude 6.880
Maximum Latitude 7.730

What is the capital of Palau?

map showing the location of Palau
Location of Melekeok on a map.

Melekeok is the capital city of Palau. It has a population of , and is located on a latitue of 7.5 and longitude of 134.62.

Melekeok is also the political center of Palau, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Melekeok, the Capital Of Palau

City Melekeok
Country Palau
Longitude 134.62355000
Latitude 7.50043000
Elevation 68 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.