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Melekeok,town (est. pop. 261), the capital of the Pacific island nation of PalauPalau
, officially Republic of Palau, independent nation (2005 est. pop. 20,300), c.192 sq mi (497 sq km), W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands. Belau, the indigenous name for Palau, is sometimes used.
..... Click the link for more information. , located on the E coast of BabeldaobBabeldaob
volcanic island, 143 sq mi (370 sq km), largest island of Palau, in the W Caroline Islands, W Pacific. In 2006, Palau's capital was moved from the island of Oreor (Koror) to Melekeok on the east coast of Babeldaob.
..... Click the link for more information. , Palau's largest island. Melekeok is the site of a modern complex of government buildings, completed in 2006. The capital was moved there from OreorOreor
, volcanic island (c.3 sq mi/7.8 sq km; 1990 pop. 10,501), Palau, in the W Caroline Islands, W Pacific. Most of the republic's population lives there, and the island was the site of the capital from independence, in 1994, to 2006, when Melekeok became
..... Click the link for more information. in 2006.