flag Palau Palau: Introducció

Capital: Melekeok


Total Population: 18,055
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 39 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 82.0%
Ethnic Origins: The Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) represent nearly 73% of the population, with Asians about 22% and the other ethnic groups about 5%. (Republic of Palau National Government)
Official Language: Palauan (all states except Sonsorol, Tobi, Angaur), English, Sonsorol (in Sonsorol), Tobian (in Tobi), Japanese (in Angaur).
Other Languages Spoken: Filipino, Chinese, Carolinian, Other languages
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekngei 8.8% (indigenous to Palau), Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, Latter-Day Saints 0.6%, Other 3.1%, Unspecified or None 16.4%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Country Overview

Area: 460 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic. Constitutional government in free association with the US.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
An isolated archipelago in the Pacific; the economy is based on tourism.
HDI*: 0.780/1
HDI (World Rank): 60/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Palau, dial 011
To call Palau, dial +680
Internet Suffix: .pw
Access to Electricity: 59.33% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 193149156207242
Exports of Goods (million USD) 47232
Imports of Services (million USD) 63554848n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 98491018n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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