Palau

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Palau Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean
  • a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States ,
  • a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean

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Palau Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island nation. It is the Pacific Ocean. Palau is 300 miles (500 km) east of the Philippines. It got independence from United Nations trusteeship administration (administered by the United States of America) in 1994. It is one of the world's youngest and smallest nations. It is sometimes referred to in English under its native name Belau. The capital city of Palau is Melekeok. This has been true since October 1, 2006.

Palau is divided into sixteen administrative states:



Palau Sample Sentences in News


  • Celebration: Independence Day of Palau
    Today is the Independence Day of Palau. An island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau is located some 500 miles east of the Philippines. Having emerged from United Nations trusteeship (administered by the United States) in 1994, Palau is one of the world’s youngest and smallest nations which is sometimes called under its native name Belau in English. Mele Read more on this news related to 'Palau'
  • Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau
    In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country's main visitor attractions. Palau created the world's first shark sanctuary in 2009 and the move has been so successful that plans are now underway Read more on this news related to 'Palau'
  • Press Releases: Palau's Independence Day
    Palau's Independence Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC October 1, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the people of the sovereign nation of Palau as you celebrate the 20th anniversary of your nation’s independence this October 1st. The United States and Palau enjoy Read more on this news related to 'Palau'

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