21 431 inhabitants (2017)
Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 72.5%, Carolinian 1%, other Micronesian 2.4%, Filipino 16.3%, Chinese 1.6%, Vietnamese 1.6%, other Asian 3.4%, white 0.9%, other 0.3% (2005)
Roman Catholic 49.4%, Protestant 30.9%, Modekngei 8.7% (indigenous to Palau), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 8.8%, none or unspecified 1.1% (2005)
$16 700 (2017)
Palau does not have military forces, Palau National Police.
Ongoing maritime delineation negotiations with Philippines and Indonesia.