Palau profile

Coast of Palau The Blue Holes underwater caves have become a favourite with divers
  • Full name: Republic of Palau
  • Population: 20,600 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Ngerulmud
  • Largest town: Koror
  • Area:508 sq km (196 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Palauan, English
  • Major religions: Christianity, Modekngei (indigenous belief)
  • Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Fish, garments
  • GNI per capita: US $6,510 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .pw
  • International dialling code: +680

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