Palau

General Facts

Area: 459 km2 (177 sq miles)

Capital City: Ngerilmud

Population: 21,503 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English, Palauan 

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 1,519 km (944 miles)

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Government: Presidential Constitutional Republic

Climate

Located near the equator, Palau's climate is maritime tropical, characterized by little seasonal and diurnal variation. The annual mean temperature is 28°c (82°f) in the coolest months. There is high precipitation throughout the year and a relatively high humidity of 82%. Heavy rainfall occurs from May to November. The short torrential nature of the rainfall produces up to 380 cm (150 in) of precipitation annually. Typhoons and tropical storms occur from June through November.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Koror (14,000)

2. Ngerilmud (12,676)

3. Kloulklubed (702)

4. Ulimang (581)

5. Mengellang (488)