Palau Country Code +680

Country calling code +680

Alpha-2 Code PW

Alpha-3 Code PLW

About Palau

Palau (/pəˈlaʊ/ (About this soundlisten), historically Belau, Palaos, or Pelew), officially the Republic of Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau), is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, and together with parts of the Federated States of Micronesia, forms the western chain of the Caroline Islands. Its area is 466 square kilometers (180 sq mi). The most populous island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is located on the nearby island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Palau shares maritime boundaries with the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. The country was originally settled approximately 3,000 years ago by migrants from Insular Southeast Asia. Spain was the first European nation to explore the islands in the 16th century, and they were made part of the Spanish East Indies in 1574. Following Spain's defeat in the Spanish–American War in 1898, the islands were sold to Imperial Germany in 1899 under the terms of the German–Spanish Treaty, where they were administered as part of German New Guinea. After World War I, the islands were made a part of the Japanese-ruled South Seas Mandate by the League of Nations. During World War II, skirmishes, including the major Battle of Peleliu, were fought between American and Japanese troops as part of the Mariana and Palau Islands campaign. Along with other Pacific Islands, Palau was made a part of the United States-governed Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947. Having voted against joining the Federated States of Micronesia in 1979, the islands gained full sovereignty in 1994 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States...

Palau Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 5°38'11"N / 132°55'13"E
  • CAPITAL: Melekeok
  • POPULATION: 18,069
  • AREA: 0 Km2
  • GDP: $289,823,500
  • TELEPHONES: 7,300

How to Call Palau from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Palau from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 680, the country code for Palau.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Palau

  • LANGUAGES: Palauan (official on most islands) 66.6%, Carolinian 0.7%, other Micronesian 0.7%, English (official) 15.5%, Filipino 10.8%, Chinese 1.8%, other Asian 2.6%, other 1.3%
  • CURRENCY: Dollar (USD)

    Type B American 3-pin

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types A & B

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