Palau is located in the Pacific Ocean, north of Papua New Guinea. The state consists of many small islands and island groups. Palau belongs to Micronesia and belongs to a group of islands called the Carolines. It forms its western part. 2000 Kilometers south of Palau is Australia.
Six major island groups, consisting of a total of 356 islands, form Palau. People live only on eleven of these islands. The largest island is called Babelthuap and covers 396 square kilometers. It is not only the largest island of Palau, but of the entire Carolinas.
In the following video you can see how far the journey to Palau is. Here you can board the helicopter and take a first look at the nature of Palau. Above and under water. Have fun!
You can sometimes find Babelthuap under the name Babeldaob or Babeltaob. After all, the island is 45 kilometers long and 13 kilometers wide, and therefore has a considerable size for a South Sea island.
Babelthuap is of volcanic origin and this can still be clearly seen today. The landscape rises and falls from the coast to the center of the island. Wooded hills characterize the interior of the island. There is even a kind of mountain here, which is called Mount Ngerchelchuus and reaches 242 meters. Here is also the longest river of the island state, the Ngerdorch River. There is a lot of water on the island. In addition to the Ngerdorch River, there are other smaller rivers. There are also two lakes. After all, Lake Ngardok is 500 meters long and 100 meters wide. It has a connection across the Ngerdorch River to the sea. Here you will also find saltwater crocodiles. A nature reserve is also nearby.
On this island is the new capital of Palau, which is called Melekeok. The former capital Koror is located on another island of the same name. This is only 11 square kilometers in size, but to this day it is the economic center of Palau.
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