The Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) represent nearly 73% of the population, with Asians about 22% and the other ethnic groups about 5%. (Republic of Palau National Government
Palauan (all states except Sonsorol, Tobi, Angaur), English, Sonsorol (in Sonsorol), Tobian (in Tobi), Japanese (in Angaur).
Other Languages Spoken:
Filipino, Chinese, Carolinian, Other languages
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%.
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National Currency: American Dollar (USD)
Type of State:
Democratic Republic. Constitutional government in free association with the US.
Type of Economy:
An isolated archipelago in the Pacific; the economy is based on tourism.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Palau, dial 011
To call Palau, dial +680
Access to Electricity:
59.33% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023