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About Palau in detail
Where is Palau?
Palau, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 7 30 N 134 37 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines.
What is the capital city of Palau?
The capital city of Palau is: Ngerulmud (seat of of government), settlement: Melekeok.
What is the time in Ngerulmud?
It is 14 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Ngerulmud is: UTC+9.
What is the Internet code for Palau?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Palau is: .pw
What is the size of Palau?
The territory of Palau is total: 459 sq km; land: 459 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Palau is slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Palau, we can do that by covering a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Palau?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Palau is covered by water (see below), and this includes 1,519 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Palau?
The climate of Palau is tropical: hot and humid: wet season May to November.
Geographical data of Palau
The elevation of Palau; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Ngerchelchuus 242 m.
The typical geographical details of Palau include varying topography from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Palau is westernmost archipelago in the Caroline chain, consists of six island groups totaling more than 300 islands; includes World War II battleground of Beliliou (Peleliu) and world-famous rock islands.
Resources and land use of Palau
The country’s main mined products are forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 10.8%; arable land 2.2%; permanent crops 4.3%; permanent pasture 4.3%; forest: 87.6%; other: 1.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Palau
The number of inhabitants of Palau is 21,347 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 87.1% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Palau is concentrated in MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012).
Ethnicity in Palau
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 72.5%, Carolinian 1%, other Micronesian 2.4%, Filipino 16.3%, Chinese 1.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other Asian 3.4%, white 0.9%, other 0.3% (2005 estimate).
Spoken languages in Palau
The spoken languages in Palau are the following: Palauan (official language on most islands) 66.6%, Carolinian 0.7%, other Micronesian 0.7%, English (official language) 15.5%, Filipino 10.8%, Chinese 1.8%, other Asian 2.6%, other 1.3%. Note: Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official language), Tobi (Tobi and English are official language), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official language) (2005 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Palau?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 49.4%, Protestant 30.9% (includes Protestant (general) 23.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 5.3%, and other Protestant 2.5%), Modekngei 8.7% (indigenous to Palau), Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.1%, other 8.8%, none or unspecified 1.1% (2005 estimate).
Further population data of Palau
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 19.93% (male 2,196 / female 2,059) 15-24 years: 17.02% (male 1,814 / female 1,819) 25-54 years: 46.03% (male 5,997 / female 3,829) 55-64 years: 9.35% (male 697 / female 1,299) 65 years and over: 7.67% (male 429 / female 1,208) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Palau is 0.39% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Palau the birth rate is 11.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Palau, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Palau, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Palau are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Palau
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy consists of tourism and other services such as trade, subsistence agriculture, and fishing. Government is a major employer of the work force relying on financial assistance from the US under the Compact of Free Association (Compact) with the UBusiness and leisure tourist arrivals numbered over 125,000 in fiscal year 2014, a 13.4% increase over the previous year. Long-run prospects for tourism have been bolstered by the expansion of air travel in the Pacific, the rising prosperity of industrial.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Palau is $296 million (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Palau is 0% (2016 estimate) 9.4% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Palau this is $15,300 (2016 estimate) $15,300 (2015 estimate) $14,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Palau produces?
The main agricultural products of Palau are coconuts, copra, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making.
Drinking water source in Palau
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97% of the population, rural: 86% of the population, total: 95.3% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 3% of the population, rural: 14% of the population, total: 4.7% of the population (2011 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Palau
In Palau, the average number of delivery is 1.71 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Palau
The average age of the population is total: 33.3 years; male: 32.7 years, female: 34.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Palau it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Palau is 0.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Palau. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: note – no procedure for naturalization.
Is Palau a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Palau
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Palau density of the hospital beds is 4.8 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Palau the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Palau the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Palau is 47.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Palau? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Palau are typhoons (June to December).
More interesting facts about Palau
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Association with the US was approved in 1986 but not ratified until 1993. It entered into force the following year when the islands gained independence.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Palau: 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship).
The flag and other symbols of Palau
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, light blue with a large yellow disk shifted slightly to the hoist side; the blue color represents the ocean, the disk represents the moon; Palauans consider the full moon to be the optimum time for human activity; it is also considered a symbol of peace, love, and tranquility.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Palau: bai (native meeting house); national colors: blue, yellow.
Constitution of Palau
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Palau?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Palau is mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Palau, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Congress or Olbiil Era Kelulau consists of the Senate (9 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by majority vote to serve 4-year terms) and the House of Delegates (16 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: Senate – last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held in November 2016); House of Delegates – last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held in November 2016)election results: Senate – percent of vote – NA; seats – independent 9; House of Delegates – percent of vote – NA; seats – independent 16.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Palau
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Palau the labor force is 10,470 (2014). Please bear in mind that the population in Palau is total: 10.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 12.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 9.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Palau is 4.2% (2005 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Palau, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Palau, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Palau, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Palau
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Palau is; revenues: $123.6 million, expenditures: $97.53 million (2012 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 41.8% of GDP (2012 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Palau is 1 October – 30 September.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Palau
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2% (2016 estimate), 2.2% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Palau
Palau, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Palau is: $19.1 million (2014 estimate), $14.4 million (2013 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: shellfish, tuna, copra, garments.
The most important export partners of Palau are the N/A.
The most important imported products are machinery and equipment, fuels, metals; foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Palau
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Palau, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is N/A.
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is N/A.
Telecommunication data of Palau, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Palau; domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular services available with a combined subscribership of over 140 per 100 persons international: country code – 680; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Palau
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Palau: 3 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Palau: N/A.
The total length of the waterways in Palau: N/A.
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Facts & data about Palau
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Palau, conventional short form: Palau, local long form: Beluu er a Belau, local short form: Belau, former: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Palau District, etymology: from the Palauan name for the islands, Belau, which likely derives from the Palauan word “beluu” meaning “village”.
|Abbrevation: Palau||Geographic coordinates:
7 30 N, 134 30 E
|Country location: Oceania|
|Capital of Palau: Ngerulmud||GPS of the Capital:
7 30 N 134 37 E
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines|
|Land area: total: 459 sq km; land: 459 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: varying topography from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs
||Area comparative: slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 21,347 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.39% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.57 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.54 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.37 male(s) / female, total population: 1.09 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $19.1 million (2014 estimate), $14.4 million (2013 estimate)||Imports: $177.7 million (2014 estimate), $146.5 million (2013 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 87.1% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012)||Median age: total: 33.3 years; male: 32.7 years, female: 34.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 7,650. Percent of the population: 36.0% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 7,204. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 24,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 112 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.2% (2005 estimate)||Nationality: Palauan(s) adjective: Palauan||National holidays: Constitution Day, 9 July (1981), day of a national referendum to pass the new constitution; Independence Day, 1 October (1994)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.1 years. Male: 69.9 years, female: 76.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.71 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 11.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.5%; male: 99.5%, female: 99.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 0% (2016 estimate) 9.4% (2015 estimate) 4.2% (2014 estimate)|
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