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Palau , officially the Republic of Palau , is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, some 500 miles east of the Philippines and 2,000 miles south of Tokyo. Having emerged from United Nations trusteeship in 1994, it is one of the world's youngest and smallest sovereign states. In English, the name is sometimes spelled Belau in accordance with the native . It was formerly also spelled Pelew.

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Palau Crocodile Beware of Them During Snorkeling - Koror
Palau Crocodile Beware of Them During Snorkeling Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) thankfully still exist in Palau's mangroves and in the beautiful Rock Islands and can potentially be found anywhere on the island. Despite their fearsome and, in some areas, very justified reputation, here they rarely grow to the immense size that they do in Australia and New Guinea. There was only one fatal attack by a crocodile in Palau within recorded history and that occurred in 1965. The biggest crocodile in Palau's history was 15 feet in length- large, but this is an average size for saltwater crocodiles in most other countries. The rarity of attacks probably stems from the fact that there are no more than 150 adult individuals currently on the island. Snorkeling and...

What to do and eat in Palau - Koror
What to do and eat in Palau Palau is most famous for scuba diving. One of the most famous dive sites - Blue Corner, with constant sharks and a high current - is located less than 1 hour's boat ride from most resorts. Many live aboards like Ocean Hunter operate out of Palau. There are also tours to WWII battle fields on Palau. The Blue Corner, German Channel, Ulong Channel and Blue Holes are all amazing dive sites. You can dive the same site again and again and have completely different experiences each time. Splash, the dive shop attached to the Palau Pacific Resort is recommended. The equipment available for rental is of high quality, and either new or well maintained. The dive masters are also very experienced, responsible and know the...

Palau Aquarium - Koror
Palau Aquarium The Palau Aquarium at the Palau International Coral Reef Center is the best place to experience Palau's unique marine world without even getting your feet wet. The thematic exhibits showcase outdoor pools and indoor aquarium tanks teeming with exotic marine life. Source:visit-palau.com

Music of Palau - Koror
Music of Palau Palau is a Micronesian island nation in the Pacific Ocean. Its musical heritage is of Micronesian origin, but has been supplemented with influences from the United States and Western Europe, as well as Japan. The government department of the Republic of Palau in charge of developing and implementing cultural policies is the Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs, especially the Director of the Bureau of Arts and Culture. Since 1980, the national anthem of Palau has been a song written by Ymesei O. Ezekiel. There are no intellectual property restrictions in Palau. The modern Palauan pop music scene began in the mid-1980s. The country recorded popular sound includes element of Japanese music, legacy of a period of...

Language of Palau - Koror
Language of Palau Palauan (also spelled Belauan) is one of the two nationally recognized official languages spoken in the Republic of Palau (the second being English). It is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, and is considered to be one of two languages in Micronesia (the second being Chamorro) belonging to the Western Malayo-Polynesian group, all others considered to be members of either the Micronesian or Polynesian outlier subgroups of Eastern Malayo-Polynesian. Writing System - In the early 1970s, the Palau Orthography Committee worked with linguists from the University of Hawaii to devise a common writing system based on the Latin alphabet. The resulting orthography was largely based on the one sound/one symbol n...