Travel Information for Palau
Time zone:GMT +9 (Palau standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Palauan
Other languages:Sonsoralese, Tobi, Angaur, Japanese, English, Filipino, Mandarin Chinese, Carolinian
Currency: US dollar (USD)

1 = $1.11, £1 = $1.32

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.pwInternational Dialling Code:    680

For help planning your trip to Palau including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Palau trip planning page.

Further information on Palau

Discover more about Palau - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of palau

Total area: 458 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,519 km (Pacific Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Highest mountain: Mount Ngerchelchuus (242m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Palau from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    40/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Palau     Status: Independent Country

Population: 21,186 (rank: 193/196)     Density: 46.2 people/sq km (rank: 134/196)

Ethnic groups: Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 69.9%, Filipino 15.3%, Chinese 4.9%, other Asian 2.4%, white 1.9%, Carolinian 1.4%, other Micronesian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.2% (2000 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekngei 8.8% (indigenous to Palau), Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, Latter-Day Saints 0.6%, other 3.1%, unspecified or none 16.4% (2000 census)

GDP (PPP): $0.246 billion       GDP per capita: $10,500 (rank: 93/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.