Palau Population, cities
Countryaah website, Palau has around 22,000 residents.
Around 70% of the population are Palau, 28% Asians and around 2% are
Caucasian, i.e. white.
Around two thirds of the residents are Catholics and Protestants, while
around one third practice the local fashion kngei religion.
English and Palaui are spoken in Palau.
The capital of Palau is Melekeok on October 7, 2006.
This replaced Koror as the capital of Palau. The city has so far only about
1,600 residents, whereas Koror has about 12,300 residents.
Palau: Geography and Map
Defined by DigoPaul, the state of Palau consists of a total of 20 larger and a number of smaller islands,
of which only nine are inhabited with a total area of 500 km². The length of
the coast to the ocean is around 1.50 km².
The islands are volcanic or coral islands. The main islands are:
- Babeldaob, which is the largest island in the
archipelago with an area of 365 km².
On November 7, 2013, typhoon "Haiyan" (category 5) hit the island of Kayangel in
the 6 km² atoll of the same name. All 69 residents of the atoll could hide in
the stone administration building of the island and survive the typhoon
here. He met the Philippines a day later and wreaked havoc there too.
Tidal range in Palau
In Palau, the mean tidal range is around 1 to 2 m.
The world's highest tidal range can be found in the Bay of Fundy in Canada,
where it is up to 16 meters, and at spring tide even over 20 meters. The Bay of
Fundy is located on the Atlantic between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia, which is called Nova Scotia in German and whose capital is
On the German North Sea coast it varies between one and three meters. In the
western Baltic Sea, on the other hand, the tidal range is only 0.3 meters, while
it is barely noticeable in the eastern Baltic Sea.
Longitude and latitude
Palau is roughly at the following latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and longitude
|Δφ = about 7 ° 30 'north latitude.
Δλ = about 133 ° 30' east longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under: Geographical
longitude and latitude.
For Palau, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e.
the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there, a
plus sign that it is later than CET:
More detailed explanations of the time can be found under: Time zones, time.
The highest point of the sun in Palau
A latitude of φ = 7.5 ° N on Palau is considered.
If the sun or its pixel is exactly at 7.5 ° N, the sun is exactly vertical at
noon. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 29 days after March 21st and 29
days before September 21st.
If the image point of the sun (declination) is north of a latitude of 7.5 ° N,
the sun is not in the south at noon, as in our latitudes, but in the north. The
sun moves from east to north to west, where, like us, it sets.
The highest point in the country is Mount Ngerchelchuus with a height of 242 m.
rivers and lakes
The Ngermeskang River on Babeldaob is the longest river on the islands.
Another river is the Tabecheding River. He is also on Babeldaob.
The largest lake is Lake Ngardok on the island of Babeldaob. It is one of the
few freshwater lakes in Micronesia and with a size of 493 hectares it is also
the largest freshwater lake in Micronesia.
Other lakes are:
- Jellyfish Lake in the Rock Islands
- Eil Malk, on the Rock Islands: It is a warm water lake
with a temperature of about 37.5 degrees.
With a total coast length of 1,520 km, Palau borders the Pacific Ocean - more
precisely, Palau is located in the South Pacific, the so-called South
Pacific. This region of the Pacific Ocean includes the Polynesian Islands as
well as parts of Melanesia and Micronesia.