7 Facts about Palau

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In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Palau.

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1. The country’s population of around 18,000 is spread across 250 islands forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands. It has over 200 hundred islands out of which only 8 are inhabited. Of those, about 70 percent of Palauans live on the island of Koror.

2. Floating Garden Islands, known as The Rock Islands, are made up of lime stones. The Rock Islands of Palau, also called Chelbacheb, are a small collection of limestone or coral uprises, ancient relics of coral reefs that violently surfaced to form Islands in Palau’s Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu, and are now an incorporated part of Koror State.

3. Palau doesn’t have a military force of its own. The U.S. is responsible for its defense under a Compact of Free Association between Palau and the US. A Compact of Free Association (COFA) defines the relationship that each of three sovereign states—the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Republic of Palau—have entered into as associated states with the United States.

4. The Milky Way Lagoon is famous for its being a natural spa treatment. Locals and tourists alike look forward to apply the white mud from the lagoon all over their body. The Milky Way Lagoon has about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. It is one of Palau’s most famous dive (snorkeling only) sites. It is notable for the millions of golden jellyfish which migrate horizontally across the lake daily.

5. Palau was sighted by Europeans as early as 1522. The conscious discovery of Palau came a century later in 1697, when a group of Palauans were shipwrecked on the Philippine island of Samar to the northwest. They were interviewed by the Czech missionary Paul Klein on 28 December 1696. Klein was able to draw the first map of Palau based on the Palauans’ representation of their home islands.

6. The capital of Palau was moved from Koror (population 10,743) to the tiny village of Ngerulmud (which had no population listed in the 2005 census) in 2006. Ngerulmud is in the state of Melekeok, which is so small that it had a population of only 391 in the 2005 census (though likely had more after 2006 due to the new capital).

7. During World War II, the United States captured Palau from Japan in 1944 after the costly Battle of Peleliu, when more than 2,000 Americans and 10,000 Japanese were killed. In the United States, this was a controversial battle because of the island’s questionable strategic value and the high casualty rate, which exceeded that of all other amphibious operations during the Pacific War.

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19 thoughts on “7 Facts about Palau

  1. Krystalyx November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    206 out of 197 countries. Sigh.

  2. Iwesei Rechelulk November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Jellyfish lake and the Milky way are two completely different locations

  3. Becheseldil Nakamura November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Im from palau i came from kayangel

  4. 바다거북레몬 November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    음하하하하하하하하하하하하하하하하하하 못생긴 외국인들 ㅇ니ㅏㅓ리ㅏㄴ이ㅏㄹㄴㅇ랟ㅈ래ㅗㄷㅈ내ㅑㅇ추ㅐㅑㄷ주ㅐ야ㅗㄷ재왜ㅑ좨오재ㅑㅗ갸ㅐ ㅗㄷ래ㅑㅗㄷ재ㅕ채ㅑ어ㅜ채ㅑㅈ듀려ㅐㅠㅈ대ㅕㅊㄹ

  5. Poich Koshiba November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Im palauan and i didnt knw it was ignored

  6. Ozi Lord November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    palau lets join indonesia as new province

  7. Chizt Daraoay November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    the people like what indonesiaan?

  8. Trolololo Meme November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I'm palauan. did you know Koror City is the only​ City in Palau?

  9. Tatyana boisek November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Amazaing👏 Yepp im from Palau too… Thnx 4 sharin dis video 2 let others noe bout us😍 Means Alot😌

  10. Landon Thomas November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Countries like this are why I want to stop the oceans from rising. Everyone! BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR!

  11. Help Nepal chennel November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Very beautiful country

  12. Selçuk Salomon November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Damn I need to save my liras and not buy a tv nvm I am Jewish I have much money so I can visit these beautiful isles

  13. Ultra Violet November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    sister of Palawan Philippines

  14. Sade Taima November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    it pretty interesting but…. i am from Palau and the jelly fishlake and the milky way are two different places there not one there two….

  15. Mrlennymej1 November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Very interesting…

    I have some questions I need to know…

    Is Palau truly safe for most tourists in this generation?
    Do they have the best hotels in Palau?
    Which animal in Palau is the most dangerous to humans?
    Are there no crimes in this generation?
    And finally…
    Do Palauans finally got Wi-Fi, internet and cable TV?

  16. Husayn Beketaut November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Great Video, Interesting info, though i have to say the jellyfish are in an isolated lake at a different rock island while milky way is another place found in another rock island a few minutes boat ride away… I generaly liked the vid…
    Happy New Year "2017"

  17. Queen Balie November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Palau now has about 21,000 people. Thanks for sharing, it's great to see people sharing info about where I come from! 🙂

  18. Secreto November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Great video but one of your facts are incorrect…. The Milky Way is one site and the Jellyfish Lake is another site. The jellyfish are not in the milky way but in a completely different place on the Rock Islands.

  19. Deva Rafael November 23, 2017 at 10:20 am

    hello lil' Palau, our unnoticed neighbor of Indonesia

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