Palau Travel Overview

Palau Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Melekeok (See more on SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES.COM)

Official language: English

Currency: Dollar 1USD = 0.91EUR

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

Land of the mushroom islands

Palau offers many natural spectacles, such as a lake that is only populated by jellyfish.


According to Countryaah, Palau is a widely dispersed collection of islands in the Micronesia region. Of the 356 islands that make up the state territory of Palau, only 11 are inhabited, as most of them consist only of coral limestone. Most of the more than 20,000 residents of this island state live on the 396 km² main island of Babelthuap. Due to the tropical location of the region, the weather is very moderate; the average annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius.

Vacation on Palau

Because of its offshore coral banks and reefs, Palau is very popular with divers. This is true not only for the Haischulen and Rifftunnels, but because dive sites such as the Jellyfish Lake (“Jellyfish Lake”) or the groups of giant rays near the “German tunnel”. Supposedly up to 30 million medusas populate the jellyfish lake on the island of Eil Malk at peak times. But in addition to these fascinating natural spectacles, Palau also has a lot to offer for those interested in culture.

Culture of Palau

The residents of Palau have a complex reference system for determining their origin: it is not only stated which family and which village someone comes from, but also which lineage and which island. A long tradition of the chiefdom is based on this kinship system, whose material objects and figural representations as well as traditional paintings can be found in many places in Palau.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

USD / 840


Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: N 7 ° 30 ‘53.9 “E 134 ° 34’ 57.1”

Highest mountain: Mont Ngerchelchauus (242 m)

Total area: 458 km²

Mainland: 458 km²

Coastline: 1,519 km


Dependency: United States of America until 1994 (mandate)

UN member since: 1994


Palau GDP - gross domestic product

Unemployment: 4.4%

Cultivation area: 13.05%

Demographic data

Residents: 20,600

Residents in cities: 15,100

Average age: 31.7 years

0-14 years: 26.3%

15-64 years: 69.1%

> 65 years: 4.6%

Population growth: 1.31%

Birth rate: 18.03 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.8 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 1.85 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.13

Fertility: 2.46 children / woman

Infant mortality: 14.46 ‰

Life expectancy men: 67.26 years

Life expectancy women: 73.77 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: PW

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: PLW

ISO 3166 numeric: 585

Top Level Domain: pw

IOC country code: PLW


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Number of doctors: 25th

Daily food intake: 2,760 kcal / resident


Illiteracy: 8th %


Foundation: 1994

Last sovereign since: 1994


Main religious group: Christians