Palau World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Palau This amazing island contains the richest flora and fauna of the world, as well on land as under water. Here you will be able to dive, especially next to the Ngemelis Wall, the worlds best wall dive, where it will be possible to see different types of corals, and animals like turtles. Don't miss out on the capital city Koror that houses two-third of the population. Luckely it is still possible to see some remnants of the pre-Japanese occupation era.

Area: 487 Km²
Population: 19.100 (2001 est.)
Density: 39 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Koror (10.500 pop.)
Major cities: -
Ethnic majority: Micronesians
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Mount Ngerchelchauus 242 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Palau 370 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Palauan, English (both officials)
Religion: Catholic
Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Fixed public holidays: 9/7
Dialling code: 00680
GMT: +9

World Heritage List: -