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country code: PW
continent: Australia, Oceania
languages: English, Palauan
EU membership: no
NATO membership: no
GPS: 7 30 N, 134 30 E
United States Dollar: USD
1USD = 0.789 EUR
Travel advices and warnings Palau
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Palau enjoys a pleasantly warm climate all year round with an annual average temperature of 27°C (82°F). The heaviest rainfall takes place between July and October but typhoons are rare.
||Palauan cuisine includes local foods such as cassava, taro, yam, potatoes, fish, and pork. Western cuisine is favored among young Palauans.
Palau has a very small population with a lot of foreign tourists. Restaurants on the main island of Koror consist mainly of Korean food, as well as Chinese, burgers, pizza, pasta, etc. Indigenous cuisine consists mainly of root vegetables, fish, pigs, and chicken, but you won't find a restaurant offering such fare. Also Palau offers the most odd cuisine ever imagine, the fruit bat.
The same can be claimed of the rest of Micronesia with the exception that the rest of Micronesia does not see a lot of tourism and so has a lot fewer restaurants. Tourists eat mainly at their hotels on these less visited islands. Some local foods include an alcoholic drink made from coconuts on the tree, the drink made from the roots of the Kava Plant, and the chewing of betel nuts.
||Palauan (also spelled Belauan) is one of the two nationally recognized official languages spoken in the Republic of Palau (the other being English). It is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, and is considered to be one of two languages in Micronesia (the other being Chamorro) belonging to the Sunda–Sulawesi group; all others are considered to be members of either the Micronesian or Polynesian outlier subgroups of Oceanic.
||Melekeok has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Melekeok is currently ranked 234 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 300 international locations.
From wikipedia about Palau
Palau, officially the Republic of Palau
, is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles (800 km) east of the Philippines
and 2, 000 miles (3, 200 km) south of Tokyo. Having emerged from United Nations trusteeship in 1994, it is one of the world's youngest and smallest sovereign states. In English, the name is sometimes spelled Belau in accordance with the native pronunciation. It was formerly also spelled Pelew. Nelson's World Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary, ed. J. Gunn, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, London, 1935
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