Palau Guide

Palau Guide

Country data

Location: North Pacific Ocean

Time zone: CET + 8 (during summer time: CET + 7)

Total area: 459 km²

Land area: 459 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 1,519 km

Capital: Melekeok

Regions: 16
Aimeliik, Airai, Angaur, Hatohobei, Kayangel, Koror, Melekeok, Ngaraard, Ngarchelong, Ngardmau, Ngatpang, Ngchesar, Ngeremlengui, Ngiwal, Peleliu, Sonsorol

Electric current: 115, 230 V / 60 Hz

Telephone code: 00 680 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Mount Ngerchelchauus 242 m

Population

Population: approx. 21,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.4% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 46

Life expectancy: 69 (male), 76 (female)

Official language: Palaui, English

Religions:

  • 49% Roman Catholic
  • 31% Protestants
  • 20% other

Climate

The climate is tropical all year round, with an average (almost constant) temperature of 25-28 ° C. Trade winds cool the weather to a bearable level.

Monsoons are very common in the period from early July to mid-October. The rains are then particularly heavy. During this period, the humidity is also higher than normal.

Palau

At the beginning of the year (end of January – mid-April) the least rain falls when the humidity is around 70-80%.

Currency / finance

Currency unit: US dollar (USD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: There are several ATMs in Koror.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many shops in the tourist centers.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts. If you are carrying amounts of money over the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars, a declaration is required when crossing the border.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 20 cigarettes
  • 1 bottle of alcoholic drink

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

There is no German embassy in Palau.

The German embassy in Manila in the Philippines is responsible.

Economy

Thanks to the high financial contributions from the USA, it was possible to establish its own industry in the field of tourism.

Industries: wood processing, tourism

Natural resources: gold, wood

Land use:

  • Usable land: 22%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 0%
  • Forests: 0%
  • other: 78%

Plants

There is hardly any plant growth on the flat islands, as the coral floor is sterile.

The higher volcanic islands are covered by rainforest and have diverse vegetation./p>

Animals

Free-living animals actually only exist on the high volcanic islands, where they find a suitable habitat.

The fauna is very abundant under water. Hundreds of different fish and coral species can be explored on diving trips.

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