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Babeldaob

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Babelthuap,

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 MelekeokMelekeok,
town (est. pop. 261), the capital of the Pacific island nation of Palau, located on the E coast of Babeldaob, Palau's largest island. Melekeok is the site of a modern complex of government buildings, completed in 2006. The capital was moved there from Oreor in 2006.
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 on the east coast of Babeldaob. Babeldaob, which has roughly 70% of the country's land area and is largely covered by forest, also has two freshwater lakes and Palau's highest peak, Mt. Ngerchelchuus (794 ft/242 m).
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To extend the range of the aircraft so that it could reach into the upwelling area near the equator, overnight stops were planned at the islands of Palau (Roman Tmetuchl International Airport, Babeldaob island, Republic of Palau; 7.4[degrees]N, 134.5[degrees]E) and Chuuk (Chuuk International Airport, Weno Island, Federated States of Micronesia; 7.5[degrees]N, 151.8[degrees]E).
The largest landmass is the volcanic island of Babeldaob (333 [km.sup.2]), which is separated from numerous small limestone islands in the Southern Lagoon known colloquially as the "Rock Islands", and the larger reef platform islands of Peleliu and Angaur.
Irrai and Airai County are situated on the island of Babeldaob, north of the Ngermechiiuch Channel.
The basic package features seven days and seven nights of luxury accommodations; seven breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners, including Welcome Dinner, Taj, Beach BBQ, KramerOs and Graduation OSurvivor DayO; transfers; transport for all excursions; Rock Island Tour/Jellyfish Lake; full-day guided Kayak Tour; Babeldaob Island Tour; Ngardmau Waterfall Hike; City Tour; and visit to Palau International Coral Reef Center.
One of the Honolulu District's largest projects is a 53-mile, two-lane road-construction project on the Pacific island of Palau, where 80 percent of the population lives in the southern part of Babeldaob Island, the largest of Palau's more than 300 islands.
Yamaguchi will travel to Palau on Thursday to attend the completion ceremony Friday of a Japanese-funded bridge, built to reconnect the main islands of Koror and Babeldaob after the original one collapsed in 1996, the ministry said.
In Palau, Seacology recently provided demarcation buoys and funding for training local rangers at a newly established marine reserve off the island of Babeldaob. In Pohnpei, Micronesia, Seacology is providing a much-needed boat in exchange for creating that state's first marine reserve.
volcanic Babeldaob) to more readily defensible offshore islands (e.g.
One of the oldest sites recorded in Palau is the Chelechol ra Orrak rockshelter located on the small limestone island of Orrak just off the southeast tip of the larger island of Babeldaob (Figure 1) which dates from between ca.
Charcoal particles at the base of the Ngerchau palaeosediment core raised in a fallow taro field off the northeast coast of Babeldaob Island, Palau indicate that fires occurred in this vicinity by 4572 calBP, and possibly even earlier, according to Athens and Ward (2001:168).
Babeldaob, the largest island in the Palau archipelago, is dominated by clusters of morphologically diverse earth architecture.