About Palau

The Republic of Palau is an island country located in the North Pacific Ocean. Palau is made up of more than 200 islands surrounded by a barrier reef and is home to approximately 21,000 people. The most populous state in Palau is Koror, which, with about 14,000 people, accounts for over half of Palau’s population.

Palau is renowned for its variegated wildlife and for its commitment to protecting local ecosystems. In 1989, Palau was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World for its expansive coral reefs and its diverse marine life. One of Palau’s most notable features are the rock islands, which are small, uninhabited islands formed from coral or limestone. These islands are uninhabited and are officially part of Koror.

For more information, the Palau Visitors Authority has provided an excellent website that will give more detailed information regarding the people and the culture. Included below is a slideshow featuring pictures of Palau.