Palau Area Code

+680 is the dialing code for Palau.

The area code of Palau is 680. It is an internationally recognized code, with the country’s full name being the Republic of Palau. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau consists of eight main islands and more than 250 smaller islands and islets. It is known for its pristine beaches, lush jungles, and diverse marine life. The total land area of Palau is about 459 square kilometers, making it one of the smallest countries in the world.

Palau has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 degrees Celsius year-round. Rainfall averages around 2,000 millimeters per year and there are two distinct seasons – dry season (May to December) and wet season (January to April). The economy of Palau relies heavily on tourism as well as fishing and agriculture. In 2019, tourism accounted for over 60% of GDP while fishing made up over 10%. The local currency is the United States dollar although other currencies are accepted in certain areas.

Palau has a population of around 21,000 people who mainly reside on Koror Island. Most residents speak English but there are also several local dialects such as Palauan which is widely spoken throughout the country. The majority of citizens practice Christianity although traditional beliefs still play a major role in everyday life. Despite its small size, Palau boasts an impressive range of cultural attractions including ancient ruins, traditional villages and monuments dedicated to historic figures such as Chief Ibedul.

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Geography and climate

Palau is located in the western Pacific Ocean, just south of the equator and east of the Philippines. The archipelago consists of more than 500 islands, spread out over an area of approximately 500 square miles. Most of the islands are small and uninhabited, with a total land area of just over 180 square miles. The climate is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from 77 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Rainfall is abundant and evenly distributed throughout the year, though most precipitation comes during the wet season from June to October.

The geography of Palau is dominated by its many islands, which range from coral atolls to volcanic peaks rising up to nearly 2,000 feet above sea level. These mountainous islands are surrounded by shallow reefs and lagoons that provide excellent diving opportunities for tourists who visit Palau each year. The largest island in Palau is Babeldaob, which makes up roughly two-thirds of Palau’s total landmass. Other major islands include Koror, Peleliu, and Angaur; together these four form a chain that runs east-west across Palau’s main island group.

Palau has a variety of unique habitats because it lies at the intersection between two major ocean currents – one flowing northward from Australia and another flowing westward from Asia – resulting in an abundance of marine life around its shores. Much of Palau’s shoreline consists of mangrove swamps that are home to numerous species of birds as well as many other animals such as monitor lizards, bats, dolphins and dugongs. On top of this rich biodiversity there are also several endemic species found only on Palau’s islands including giant coconut crabs and rare butterfly species like the blue moon butterfly.