Palau (GPS: 7 30 N, 134 30 E) is located in Oceania, an island in the North Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Philippines. The country’s area measurements are total: 459 sq km; land: 459 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC. The total irrigated land is 0 sq km (2012).
Palau’s essential features: the Westernmost archipelago in the Caroline chain, which consists of six island groups totaling more than 300 islands. Includes World War II battleground of Beliliou (Peleliu) and world-famous Rock Islands.