Melekeok


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Melekeok,

town (est. pop. 261), the capital of the Pacific island nation of PalauPalau
, officially Republic of Palau, independent nation (2015 est. pop. 21,000), c.192 sq mi (497 sq km), W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands. Belau, the indigenous name for Palau, is sometimes used.
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, located on the E coast of BabeldaobBabeldaob
or 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 Melekeok on the east coast of Babeldaob.
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, 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
or Koror
, 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
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 in 2006.
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Archaeological Inventory Survey of the Capitol Relocation Project, Melekeok, Republic of Palau.
Sah,age Archaeology at Site ME-4:3, Melekeok, Republic of Palau.
Archaeological inventory survey for the capital relocation project, Melekeok, Republic of Palau.
The capital, however, relocated in 2006 from Koror to a newly constructed complex in Melekeok State on the larger but less developed island of Babeldaob--the second largest island in all of Micronesia after Guam.
RISE COUNTRY POPULATION %/YEAR CAPITAL Australia 21,988,888 82 Canberra 22,700,000 0.7 7,054 51 Suva Fiji 900,000 1.4 Kiribati 282 44 Tarawa 100,000 2.0 Marshall 69 68 Majuro Islands 1100.000 2.5 Micronesia 270 22 Palikir 100,000 1.9 NaurU 80 100 Yaren 10,000 1.9 District New Zealand 104,452 86 Wellington 4,400,000 0.8 Palau 178 77 Melekeok 20,000 0.6 Papua New 178,703 13 Port Guinea 6,900,000 2.6 Moresby Samoa 1,097 22 Apia 200,000 Z.3 Solomon 11,158 20 Honiara Islands 500,000 2.7 Tonga 290 23 Nuku'alofa 100,000 2.0 Tuvalu 10 47 Funafuti 10,000 1.4 Vanuatu 4,707 24 Port-Vila 300,000 2.6 DATE OF ORIGIN POLITICAL SYSTEM & % OF POP.
Description: The proposed project is seeking funding support to build further capacity of the community land users, fund reforesting and erosion control activities in Ngarchelong, and extend campaign activities into other areas of Palau in particular Melekeok State where similar environmental threats exist.