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Palau

Palau Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 458 sq km 2008 188th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 21.71 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 74th out of 224
Area > Total 459 sq km 2013 198th out of 251
Climate tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November 2013
Coastline 1,519 km 2014 69th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 7 30 N, 134 30 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Micronesia 2014
Land area > Sq. km 460 sq km 2008 180th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 196 square miles 2013 87th out of 98
Location Oceania, group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines 2013
Natural resources forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 460 km² 2005 186th out of 204
Terrain varying geologically from the high, mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Palau Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Surface area 3
Land area 3