Overview - Palau

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Capital:Koror
Area:458 km²
Population:20,579 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Palauan - 64.7%, Sonsoralese, Tobi, Angaur, Filipino - 13.5%, English - 9.4%, Chinese - 5.7%, Carolinian - 1.5%, Japanese - 1.5%, other Asian - 2.3%, others - 1.5%.
Religion(s):Roman Catholic - 41.6%, Protestant - 23.3%, Modekngei - 8.8%, Seventh-Day Adventist - 5.3%, Jehovah's Witness - 0.9%, Latter-Day Saints - 0.6%, others - 3.1%, unspecified or none - 16.4%.
Ethnic Group(s):Palauan - 70%, Asian (Filipino, Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese) - 28%, White - 2%.