Palau

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1995

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 1 October 1994

CAPITAL: Melekeok, Babeldoab

AREA: 460 sq km

EEZ: 600,900 sq km

POPULATION: 18,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Palauan

CURRENCY: United States Dollar

ECONOMY: Tourism, services, subsistence agriculture, fisheries

STATUS: Constitutional government in free association with the US

HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT: President HE Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr

WEBSITE: www.palaugov.org