flag Palau Palau: Statistical Overview

Capital: Melekeok

Population

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:

It is %T:%M %A In Melekeok

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.

Telecommunication

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 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 176193149156210
Exports of Goods (million USD) 44723
Imports of Services (million USD) 6363554848
Exports of Services (million USD) 11198491018

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

 

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