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General


Population: 20,956 (2011)
Land Area: 458 sq km
Natural Resources: Forests, minerals, marine products, deep-seabed minerals
Capital: Melekeok
Political System: Constitutional Government
State Leader: Johnson Toribiong (2009)
Languages: Paulauan, Tobi, Angaur, Filipino, English, Chinese, Carolinian, Japanese
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekingei 8.8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah's Witness 0.9%, Latter-Day Saints 0.6%, Other 3.1%, Unspecified or None 16.4%
Major Ethnicities: Palauan 69.9%, Filipino 15.3%, Chinese 4.9%, Other Asian 2.4%, Caucasian 1.9%, Carolinian 1.4%, Other Micronesian 1.1%, Other and Unspecified 3.2%
Life Expectancy: 71.78 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 164 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 164 million (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,100 (2008)
GDP Growth Rate: NA
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.2%, Industry 12%, Services 81.8% (2003)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Tourism, craft items, construction, garment making
Agriculture Products: Coconuts, copra, cassava, sweet potatoes; fish
Human Development Index: 0.782 (49th)
Tourism Revenue: 97 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4.2% (2005)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

Palau is located in the Pacific Ocean. Many Islands nations stand near it. Palau's biggest economic activity is tourism and will remain so in the future, with the sector experiencing high growth. However, until tourism develops enough, Palau will be depending on US aid.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Palau
Wikipedia: Palau

Updated on: December 27, 2011