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  Palau
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  President  Surangel Whipps 0 20 +14.88%
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 House of Delegates    
State
 Aimeliik    
 Airai    
 Angaur    
 Hatohobei    
 Kayangel    
 Koror    
 Melekeok    
 Ngaraard    
 Ngarchelong    
 Ngardmau    
 Ngatpang    
 Ngchesar    
 Ngeremlengui    
 Ngiwal    
 Peleliu    
 Sonsorol    


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South Pacific Ocean  

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Websitehttp://www.visit-palau.com/
Established October 01, 1994
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur November 22, 2022 08:57pm
Description Republic of Palau
Sovereign state in Free Association with the United States of America

Republic of Palau is formerly a district of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, administered by the United States Department of the Interior. It is a constitutional republic in free association with the United States, as organized under the Compact is the core of the Compact of Free Association Act. While it has the freedom of sovereignty over domestic affairs, military affairs continues to be administered by the United States under the Defense Department, foreign affairs continues to be administered by the State Department and social programs and federal funding continue to be administered by the Interior Department.

Palau is governed by a President and Vice President, both elected on separate tickets. Legislation is the responsibility of the bicameral Parliament called the Olbiil Era Kelulau, composed of a Senate and House of Delegates. Palau is an ethnically diverse nation. 70% are Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures, 28% are Asian, mostly Filipino and Chinese.

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United States Office of Insular Affairs of Palau Administration  Discuss

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Aug 19, 2018 12:20am General Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 15, 2017 02:00am News 'Explore lightly': Palau makes all visitors sign pledge to respect environment  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 14, 2010 04:00pm Rule Change Palau ends support for Japan's scientific whaling, opts for catch quota system  Article Jason 

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