Palau flag information
Description flag of Palau
light blue with a large yellow disk (representing the moon) shifted slightly to the hoist side
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Official country name
Republic of Palau
Beluu er a Belau (long)
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Palau District
Palauan(s) (noun) Belau (adjective)
Palauan 64.7% official in all islands except Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official), Filipino 13.5%, English 9.4%, Chinese 5.7%, Carolinian 1.5%, Japanese 1.5%, other Asian 2.3%, other languages 1.5% (2000 census)
constitutional government in free association with the US; the Compact of Free Association entered into force 1 October 1994
21,093 ranked 220, (data 2008)
westernmost archipelago in the Caroline chain, consists of six island groups totaling more than 300 islands; includes World War II battleground of Beliliou (Peleliu) and world-famous rock islands. The lowest point is Pacific Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 1,519 km.
16 states; Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatohobei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu, Sonsorol
1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)