Country: Palau

Population: 20,842

Capital: Melekeok

Time Zone: UTC+9

Currency Name: US dollar (USD)

Government Type: Constitutional government in free association with the United States

Languages: Palauan 64.7% official in all islands except Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official), Filipino 13.5%, English 9.4%, Chinese 5.7%, Carolinian 1.5%, Japanese 1.5%, other Asian 2.3%, other languages 1.5%

Ethnic Breakdown: 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%

Religion: 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%

Major Cities: Koror, Melekeok

Phone Country Code: 680

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High Travel Season: February - March

Voltage: 120 V - 60 Hz

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Misc Fact / Good to Know: Palau won the baseball gold medal at the 2007 pacific games.