Palau map © SPC 2016
Government Republic; UN Member State (1994)
Capital Melekeok
Population 17,950
Land area (km2) 444
Max height above sea level (m) 242
EEZ (km2) 603,978
Currency US dollar (USD)
GDP per capita (USD) 13,835 (2014)
Languages English, Palauan, Sonsorolese, Tobian, Japanese
Pacific Community membership 1983