Koror(kôr`rô'), 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 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.
..... Click the link for more information. became the capital. The island remains Palau's economic hub, and the country's main airport is there. A highway connects Oreor to the main harbor on Malakal Island. Oreor also was formerly known Corrora.
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