OCEANIA

Palau Map

A map of Palau showing populated places, roads, and islands. Satellite imagery displays the Rock Islands and the types of landscapes of Palau.

REFERENCE

Palau Political Map

Palau is an island country part of Micronesia. It contains over 500 islands in the Pacific Ocean but most are uninhabited. It’s situated in the Philippine Sea with Guam to the northeast, Papua New Guinea to the southeast, Malaysia and Indonesia to the southwest, and the Philippines to the west. Its most populous islands are Angaur, Babeldaob, Koror, and Peleliu. But about two-thirds of the population in Palau lives in Koror. The capital of Palau is Ngerulmud, which replaced its largest city, Koror.

IMAGERY

Palau Satellite Map

Altogether, the Palau island area is 459 square kilometers (177 sq mi). This makes it close to the area of Andorra or Seychelles. Overall, it’s one of the smallest countries in the world. Its largest island is Babeldaob and contains the capital city of Ngerulmud. Although Koror is smaller in size, it consists of Koror City and several hamlets accounting for approximately 65% of Palau’s population.  Angaur (Ngeaur) is situated southwest of Beliliou and is a raised platform island. Finally, the Rock Islands (Chelbacheb) of Palau consists of 300 small limestone or coral islands, which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.