History of Palau
Geography of PalauThe total size of Palau is 458 sq km, slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington DC. General terrain of Palau varies geologically from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs. Its lowest point is pacific ocean and highest point is Mount Ngerchelchuus 242 meters.
Climate of PalauPalau has a tropical climate. Rainfall is heavy throughout the year, averaging 150 inches. Though rainy season is between July – October, there is much sunshine. Typhoons are less, as Palau lies outside the main typhoon zone.
Natural Resources in PalauNatural resources of Palau are forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep sea bed minerals.
Tourist Attraction in PalauPalau's main true city is Koror. Apart from it, there is Babel daob, Blue corner, Babelome kang, Ngeremdiu beach, Ulong beach, Giant clam beach, Carp island and Ngkesill island. There is also Airai, Melekeok (the capital city/ state), Ollei, Choll, elab, Ngkeklau, Imeong, Ibobang etc. Main tourist spots are Karor, Jellyfish lake, Rock islands etc. There is also national stadium in Palau apart from Meyuns, Ngerulmud.
Famous Hotels in PalauPalau offers wold's most beautiful tropical paradise. Palau has fantastic reefs, caves and walls with a superb marine life. Palau is rated one of the best diving destination for scuba divers. The best hotels in Palau are- The Carolines resort palau, Palau Pacific resort, Palau Marina hotel, sunrise villa hotel palau, Cocoro hotel Palau, VIP guest hotel palau, West Plaza by the sea hotel palau, west plaza coral reef hotel palau, west plaza desekel hotel Palau, west plaza downtown hotel palau, west Plaza malakal hotel Palau.
Palau CuisinePalauan cuisine includes local foods as cassava, taro, yam, potato, fish and pork. Restaurants in Koror consist mainly of Japanese food. There is also Chinese, Koreans, Burgers, Pizzas, Pasta etc. There are also root vegetables, fish, pigs and chicken. Alchoholic drinks made from coconut and from the roots of kava plant is available.
Palau CultureThe name Palau is derived from the Palauan word for village, beluu(Pelew). Some trace the name to Spanish word for mast, palao. In Palau, ethnic palauans dominate, inhabiting the main islands. Descendants of Carolinean atolls, especially Ulithi are settled in the southern side of Hatohobei, Sonsoral, Fannal, Pulo Anna, and Merir. These southwest islanders speak nuclear Micronesian languages. Palauan and English is the official language.
Baseball is the most popular game played at Palau. There are also sports like basketball, indoor and beach volleyball, beach wrestling, softball, swimming, athletics etc.
Among the various festivals are – International photo festival in march, Earth day on April 22, Constitution day on July 9, Independence day on 1st October, Thanksgiving on last November, Palau challenge – Belau triathlon, Christmas.
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: November 11, 2015
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Facts about Palau
|Government||Unitary Presidential Democratic Republic|
|Independence Day||01 October, 1994|
|Area||459 sq km|