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Country Information

  • Republic of Palau
  • Republic of Palau
  • Republic of Palau
Capital City
Ngerulmud
Head of State
President Thomas Remengesau Jr
Head of Government
President Thomas Remengesau Jr
Official Languages
English
Palauan
Official Currency
United States Dollar
Memberships
1983 – Pacific Community (SPC)
1994 – United Nations
1994 – Independence
1995 – Pacific Forum Secretariat (PIF)
1995 – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
2011 – International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
2013 – PRIF

Infrastructure Indicators

Telecommunication
Proportion of population covered by mobile network (2G) (2018) 98%
Proportion of population covered by mobile network (3G) (2018) 88%
Proportion of population covered by mobile network (LTE/WiMAX) (2018) --
Energy
Proportion of population with access to electricity (2017) 100%
Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption (2017) 0.1%
Average annual mean of particulate matter of 2.5 microns in diameter or smaller levels in urban areas (ug/m3) 12.4
CO2 emission (metric tons/per capita) (2014) 14.77
Transport
International airports: Roman Tmetuchl International Airport (Palau International Airport) 1
Total road network (km) 121
Paved road network as % of total network --
Number of international ports 1
Water & Sanitation
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services (2017) 99.0%
Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility with soap & water (2017) 99.6%
Percentage of population using at least basic sanitation services (2017) 100%
Percentage of population using at least basic drinking services (2017) 100%
Climate Resilience-Related Risk Indexes
INFORM natural hazard index 3.2
Physical exposure to earthquake 0.1
Physical exposure to flood 0.1
Physical exposure to tsunami 7.7
Physical exposure to tropical cyclones 4.9
* Sources: download the respective country profile document for sources for above data