Palau 2003

Palau Border Map

In 2003, Palau was a small country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It had a population of around 20,000 people, primarily speaking Palauan and several other local languages. According to computergees, the capital city was Koror, which is home to the Government Palace and several other important government buildings and monuments. The economy relied heavily on its fishing sector with copra and seaweed being the main export items. Tourism was also popular due to its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and historical sites such as the Rock Islands. In addition to its natural beauty, Palau had a unique cultural heritage with traditional music, cuisine and art that blended influences from Melanesia with those from Micronesia. Despite its many challenges including limited resources in 2003, Palau remained a vibrant country that held great promise for its future generations.

Yearbook 2003

Palau. According to, Palau1 Independence Day is October. Tourist income in Palau fell sharply as a result of the virus disease sars. According to the country’s tourism authorities, the number of visitors decreased by 62% in the first half of the year compared to the same period the year before. Fear of the disease continued to affect tourism even after the World Health Organization WHO declared in early July that the epidemic was under control worldwide.

Palau introduced new harsh laws that prohibit predatory fishing on shark for their fins. Shark fins are a delicacy in East Asian countries and command very high prices. Foreign fishing boats have been engaged in fishing, cutting off the shark’s back fin and then releasing the bleeding fish into the sea where it dies.

Palau Border Map

Republic of Palau Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, Palau (also spelled Belau is used) is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, on the southern edge of the Philippine Sea, about 500 kilometers east of the Philippines. Its capital is Ngerulmud. Palau is part of Micronesia and consists of six archipelagos with a total of more than three hundred islands. The country became independent in 1994, making it one of the youngest states in the world.


Palau is located close to the equator and therefore has a flat climate all year round, with an average temperature of 30 ° C. The dry season begins in November and lasts until April. Humidity is high all year round. The rainy season coincides with July-October, when thunderstorms are common. However, typhoons, when it rains for days, are rare. The best time for divers to visit Palau is during the dry season between September and May.

Food and drink
As in t
he Pacific,  xmany different types of fish, vegetables and fruits are used in the diet. Water and beverages must be industrially bottled. It is also a good idea to rinse fruits and vegetables with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk. Reheated foods should be avoided.

Seasons Palau is a year-round travel and diving destination. The rainy season is from May to November, but even then, rains do not interfere with diving.