Geography of Palau – The Ultimate Free Guide 2021

  • The Republic of Palau consists of eight principal islands and more than 250 smaller ones lying roughly 500 miles southeast of the Philippines, in Oceania.
  • The islands of Palau constitute the westernmost part of the Caroline Islands chain. The country includes the World War II battleground of Peleliu and world-famous rock islands.
  • The total land area is 459 km2 (177 sq mi). It has the 42nd largest Exclusive Economic Zone of 603,978 km2 (233,197 sq mi).

Geography of Palau

Geography of Palau
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Region:

Oceania

Area:

Ranked 179th

Capital:

Ngerulmud

Population:

17,907

Bordering Countries:

None

Total Size:

177 sq mi

Geographical Coordinates:

7°30′N 134°30′E

World Region or Continent:

Pacific Ocean

General Terrain:

Varying geologically from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs.

Geographical Low Point:

Pacific Ocean 0 m

Geographical High Point:

Mount Ngerchelchuus 242 metres (794 ft)

Climate:

  • The climate of the Palau Islands is defined as being maritime tropical, characterized by little variation seasonally or diurnally.
  • The country has a Köppen Climate Classification of Af.
  • It rains almost daily.
  • Short but torrential storms provide over 3.8m annually. Prolonged dry spells or droughts are rare.

Major cities:

  • Koror 
  • Koror Town
  • Kloulklubed
  • Ulimang
  • Mengellang
  • Angaur
  • Ngchesar Hamlet
  • Melekeok Village
  • Ngchemiangel
  • Ngerkeai
  • Ngardmau
  • Angaur State

Major Land forms:

The islands include four types of topo-graphical formations: volcanic, high limestone, low platform, and coral atoll. Palau’s volcanic and limestone islands sustain distinctly different vegetation.

Major Rivers and Lakes:

Major Rivers:

  • Lmetmellasch (Mutukl River)
  • Ngeredekuu (Ngareboku River)
  • Ngerdorch (Garudokku, Ngardok River, Ngdorak River) …
  • Ngrikiil (Geriiki River, Ngerikil River) …
  • Ngerimel (Gihmel River)
  • Ngerderar (Ngarderartaog)
  • Isemiich (Aisemiich, Aisemith River, Barrak River)

Major Lakes:

  • Metukercheuas Uet lake

Natural Resources:

The major natural resource of Palau is the se

Major Geographical Features:

Oceans:

Pacific Ocean

See Also:

World Map

References:

Wikipedia

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