Palau

Australia & Oceania
  • Capital
    Melekeok
  • Languages
    English, Palauan
  • Currency
    US dollar (USD)
  • Dial Code
    + 680
Palau

Facts about Palau

Palau is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles (3,200 km) south of Tokyo. Having emerged from United Nations trusteeship in 1994, it is one of the world's youngest and smallest sovereign states. In English, the name is sometimes spelled Belau in accordance with the native pronunciation. It was formerly also spelled Pelew.