459 km² (179th)


English - Palauan

'Rainbow's End'

National Flower
Plumeria Rubra Acutifolia (Plumeria Rubra)

National Animal
Palau fruit dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis)


Palau Flag

Palau, formally the Republic of Palau, is an island nation situated in the western Pacific Ocean. The nation contains around 340 islands, shaping the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has a zone of 466 square kilometers (180 sq mi). The most crowded island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is situated on the adjacent island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Palau imparts oceanic limits to the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The nation was initially settled around 3,000 years prior by transients from Insular Southeast Asia. The islands were first investigated by Europeans in the sixteenth century, and were made piece of the Spanish East Indies in 1574. Following Spain's thrashing in the Spanish– American War in 1898, the islands were sold to Imperial Germany in 1899 under the terms of the German– Spanish Treaty, where they were managed as a major aspect of German New Guinea, in spite of the fact that the islands were at that point spoken to in the Malolos Congress of the progressive First Philippine Republic. The Imperial Japanese Navy vanquished Palau amid World War I, and the islands were later made a piece of the Japanese-governed South Pacific Mandate by the League of Nations. Amid World War II, encounters, including the real Battle of Peleliu, were battled among American and Japanese troops as a component of the Mariana and Palau Islands crusade. Alongside other Pacific Islands, Palau was made a piece of the United States-represented Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947. Having casted a ballot against joining the Federated States of Micronesia in 1979, the islands increased full sway in 1994 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States.


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Palau Map

459 km2 (179th)


Palau Capital


Ngerulmud is the seat of administration of the Republic of Palau, an island country in the Pacific Ocean. It supplanted Koror City, Palau's biggest city, as capital in 2006. The settlement is situated in the territory of Melekeok on Babeldaob, the nation's biggest island, found 20 kilometers (12 miles) upper east of Koror City and 2 km (1 mile) northwest of Melekeok City. The past capital of Palau was found temporarily in Koror. The nation's constitution, confirmed in 1979, guided the Palau National Congress to set up a lasting capital in Babeldaob inside ten years of the constitution's successful date. The new capital's arranging started in 1986, when an agreement for the development of the state house complex was alloted to a Hawaii-based design firm, Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), which had recently structured the legislative hall complex of the Federated States of Micronesia, situated at Palikir. Advancement was moderate, as Palau needed designers and planners, and the greater part of the development materials must be imported.


Palau Languague



Palau Motto

'Rainbow's End'

National Flower of Palau

Palau National Flower

Plumeria Rubra Acutifolia (Plumeria Rubra)

Plumeria rubra is a deciduous plant animal categories having a place with the class Plumeria.Its basic names incorporate frangipani, red paucipan, red-jasmine, red frangipani, basic frangipani, sanctuary tree, or basically plumeria. Plumeria rubra develops as a spreading bush or little tree to a stature of 2– 8 m (5– 25 ft) and comparable width. It has a thick succulent trunk and wiener like obtuse branches secured with a meager dim bark. The branches are fairly weak and when broken, overflow a white latex that can be aggravating to the skin and mucous films. The enormous green leaves can achieve 30 to 50 cm (12 to 20 in) long and are organized on the other hand and grouped toward the finish of the branches. They are deciduous, falling in the cooler months of the year. The blossoms are terminal, showing up at the finishes of branches over the mid year. Frequently lavish and conspicuous, they are firmly fragrant, and have five petals. The hues extend from the basic pink to white with shades of yellow in the focal point of the blossom. At first cylindrical before opening out, the blossoms are 5– 7.5 cm (2– 3 in) in breadth, and just once in a while proceed to create seed - 20-60 winged seeds are contained in a 17.5 cm (7 in) case.

National Animal of Palau

Palau National Animal

Palau fruit dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis)

The Palau fruit dove (Ptilinopus pelewensis) is a types of flying creature in the family Columbidae. It is endemic to Palau and it is additionally Palau's national fowl. The Palau fruit dove is 23 to 25 cm (9.1– 9.8 in) long and weighs around 93 g (3.3 oz). The species has a dim head, neck and bosom with a purple top and yellow line. There is an orange band over the lower bosom and paunch and olive-green back, wings and tail. Both genders are indistinguishable. Adolescent winged animals look like the grown-ups however do not have the purple top, the green upperparts are fixed with yellow and the paunch is yellow.




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