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About Palau

Palau, officially known as the Republic of Palau is an island country in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean. The country has over 340 islands within the Caroline Island region.

The country’s economy revolves primarily around Tourism, Agriculture, and Fishing. The country is supported by the United States under the Free Association agreement.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityNgerulmud
Government Typepresidential representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Palauan, Japanese, Sonsorolese, Tobian
CurrencyUnited States dollar, USD
Phone Code +680
Important CitiesAirai, Kloulklubed, Meyungs, Melekeok, Ngermid, Hatobohei, Ollei, Imetang, Choll, Elab, Ngebuked, Ngkeklau, Ngetbong, Bkulangriil, Ibobang
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-01)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking145
Primary IndustriesIncome,Inflation,Workforce,Budget,Industries,Electricity
Major ExportsFish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Ships, boats and floating structures, Iron and steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Plastics and articles thereof, Copper and articles thereof, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Cotton, Copper and articles thereof, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Ceramic products, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, \, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags, Cereals, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Electrical machinery and equipment, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Articles of iron or steel, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, Meat and edible meat offal, Plastics and articles thereof
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds, Organic chemicals, Pharmaceutical products, Fertilisers, Tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, Albuminoidal substances, modified starches, glues, enzymes, Explosives, pyrotechnic products, matches, pyrophoric alloys, certain combustible preparations
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Palau is small due to Palau's small population and poor air connectivity with major transit points. Palau has direct air connectivity only with Manila and Guam.[2] Bilateral trade between the two countries totaled US$170,000 in 2007-08 and rose to $800,000 in 2014–15. Trade rose significantly to $3.72 million in 2015–16, as result of exports of ships, boats and floating structures from Palau to India. India exported $200,000 worth of goods to Palau and imported $3.70 million in 2015–16. India imports from Palau rose from $100,000 the previous fiscal. The main commodity exported by India to Palau is pharmaceuticals. India's only imports from Palau were electrical machinery and equipment in 2014–15, and ships, boats and floating structures in 2015–16.
Bordering NationsPhilippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Member of(Members of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for PalauEmbassy of India
H.E. Shambhu S. Kumaran
Honourable Ambassador
2190 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village, P.O. Box 2123, MCPO, Makati City, Metro Manila
63-2-8430101; +63-2-8430102

Embassy Details of Palau in IndiaHonorary Consulate General of Palau in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Neeraj A. Sharma
Honorary Consul General
C2/258, JanakpuriNew Delhi - 110058
+91-11-40109565, +91-9667825200 (O)