Capital Ngerulmud

Population 17,950

Area 459 km2

Key facts

Palau is a country located in Micronesia. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Palau. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Palau.

The national currency in Palau is United States dollar (USD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent (¢).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.07 USD.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Palau has more ATMs.44.92 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.69.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Palau. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 120 V, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).


What hotel chains are present in Palau?

There are no Mariott hotels in Palau.

There are no Hilton hotels in Palau.

There are no IHG hotels in Palau.

There are no Best Western hotels in Palau.

There are no Radisson hotels in Palau.

There are no Accor hotels in Palau.

What fast food chains are present in Palau?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Palau.

The KFC chain does not operate in Palau.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Palau.

The Subway chain does not operate in Palau.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Palau.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Palau.


What is the weather like in Ngerulmud?

Today the sun in Ngerulmud, rises at 5:42 AM and sets at 6:16 PM. The climate of Ngerulmud may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen’s classification system.

ThursdayJun 1Rain showersLow: 28°C (82.4°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
FridayJun 2ThunderstormLow: 27.9°C (82.22°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
SaturdayJun 3ThunderstormLow: 27.7°C (81.86°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
SundayJun 4ThunderstormLow: 27.3°C (81.14°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)
MondayJun 5ThunderstormLow: 27.4°C (81.32°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
TuesdayJun 6ThunderstormLow: 27.7°C (81.86°F)High: 28.5°C (83.3°F)

Weather data for Ngerulmud (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Palau.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Palau.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Palau traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 4.78 deaths per 100,000 people in 2013.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Palau

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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