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Interesting Facts about Palau

Palau Interesting Facts

Palau, officially Republic of Palau, is a country in Oceania. Here are some interesting facts about Palau:

  • Palau is officially known as the Republic of Palau.

  • It is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean.

  • Palau consists of 340 islands, but only a few of them are inhabited.

  • The capital city of Palau is Ngerulmud, located on the island of Babeldaob.

  • Palau was once part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, administered by the United States.

  • Palau gained full sovereignty and became an independent nation in 1994.

  • The population of Palau is around 21,000 people.

  • The official languages of Palau are Palauan and English.

  • Palau is known for its incredible marine biodiversity and is considered one of the world's best diving destinations.

  • The Rock Islands of Palau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are famous for their unique mushroom-like formations and picturesque lagoons.

  • Jellyfish Lake, located on Eil Malk Island, is a popular tourist attraction where visitors can swim among millions of harmless jellyfish.

  • Palau was the first country in the world to establish a shark sanctuary, protecting sharks within its territorial waters.

  • The traditional culture of Palau is rich and deeply rooted, with strong emphasis on customs, respect for nature, and matrilineal social structure.

  • The famous stone monoliths of Palau, known as Badrulchau, are remnants of ancient megalithic structures.

  • The Palau Pacific Resort, located on Koror Island, is a luxury eco-resort known for its beautiful beachfront and conservation efforts.

  • Palauan cuisine is influenced by Asian and Pacific flavors, with popular dishes like ulkoy (coconut soup), batelbil (fish with ginger), and taro root dishes.

  • Palau has a unique currency called the United States dollar (USD), which is the official currency of the country.

  • The traditional Palauan village, known as Bai, is a communal gathering place for social and cultural activities.

  • The Belau National Museum in Koror showcases the history, culture, and natural heritage of Palau.

  • The Palau International Airport, located in Airai, is the main gateway for travelers coming to Palau.


    Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean and does not share land borders with any other countries. It is surrounded by the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, and its nearest neighbors are several other Pacific island nations.

  • The nearest countries to Palau are Federated States of Micronesia and Philippines.

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