Palau

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Palau on World Map

Continent – Australasia, Oceania

Region – Pacific Islands

Size – 181 km²

Geography – coral islands

Language – Palauan (official), English (official), other languages and dialects

Religion – Roman Catholic 49.4%, Protestant 30.9%, Modekngei 8.7%, other 11%

Monetary Unit – United States Dollar

Natural Resources – forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals

Agriculture – coconuts, copra, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes, fish

Industry – tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making

Map of Palau

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  21,265 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.38%

Average Life Expectancy – 72.87

Capital City – Melekeok (31,000)

Highest Mountain – None

Longest River – None

Climate – tropical – hot all year round 26°C – 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 350 cm (approx) mostly April to November

Plant Life – mangrove, Taros, sweet potatoes, cassavas, papayas, coconuts, bananas, citrus fruits, upland forest, swamp forest, mangrove forest, atoll forest, casuarina forest, limestone forest, plantation forest, and palm forest

Animal Life – macaque, flying fox, bat, rats, mice

Bird Life – doves, owl, swiftlet, passerines, Micronesian Scrubfowl, Japanese night heron

Marine Life – tropical fish, coral, anemones, sea turtle, dugong, sea cow

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Palau. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/palau.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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