Definition/Scope: A republic in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, Palau comprises a 400-mile-long chain of some 340 volcanic and coralline islands. The main islands of Babelthuap and Koror are situated about 900 km east of the Philippines. The Palau archipelago lies in the southwest corner of Micronesia, with the Philippines 550 miles to the west, New Guinea 400 miles to the south, and Guam 830 miles to the northeast.
Broader Terms:Caroline Islands
Related Terms:IMF members