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Angaur (or Ngeaur) is an island in the island nation of Palau. The island, which forms its own state, has an area of 8 km² (3 mi²). Its population is 188 (census of 2002). State capital is the village of Ngaramasch on the western side. A second village, Rois, is immediately east of Ngaramasch. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ...


Angaur is the site of major World War II battlesite and there are many American and Japanese battle relics scattered throughout the island. From to 1909 until 1954 phosphate mining took place on Anguar, originally by Germans then Japanese and finally Americans. Angaur is the only place in Micronesia that has feral monkeys; descended from macaques released during German occupation. Thus it is also called Monkey Island. Type Species Simia inuus Linnaeus, 1758 = Simia sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758 Species See text. ...


Angaur Island is located southwest of Peleliu, and it is a popular surfing location. In 2003, the Palau National Congress legalized casino gambling. Angaur is accessible by boat or plane. From 1945 to 1978 the U.S. Coast Guard operated a LORAN transmitting station, LORSTA Palau, as part of the worldwide LORAN navigation system. The official languages here are Palauan, Japanese and English. Map of Peleliu Peleliu (or Beliliou) is an island in the island nation of Palau. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Olbiil Era Kelulau, known in English as the Palau National Congress, is the chief form of government in Palau. ... LORAN (LOng RAnge Navigation) is a terrestrial navigation system using low frequency radio transmitters that use the time interval between radio signals received from three or more stations to determine the position of a ship or aircraft. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


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Battle of Angaur Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date 17 September 1944 – 30 September 1944 Place Angaur, Palau Islands Result American victory The battle of Angaur was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Angaur in the Palau Islands from...

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Aimeliik | Airai | Angaur | Hatohobei | Kayangel | Koror | Melekeok | Ngaraard | Ngarchelong | Ngardmau | Ngaremlengui | Ngatpang | Ngchesar | Ngiwal | Peleliu | Sonsorol

Coordinates: 6°54′N 134°08′E Palau is divided into sixteen administrative regions, called states: Aimeliik Airai Angaur Hatobohei Kayangel Koror Melekeok Ngaraard Ngarchelong Ngardmau Ngatpang Ngchesar Ngeremlengui Ngiwal Peleliu Sonsoral Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Palau ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palau. ... Aimeliik is an administrative division of the island country of Palau. ... Airai, located on the southern coast of Babeldaob island, is the second-most populous state of Palau. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Kayangel is a small island north of Koror, it is appromaxtely a mile long and half a mile wide. ... Palau boatyard on Malakal Island, August 1973 Koror is the state comprising the main commercial center of the country of Palau. ... Melekeok is one of Palaus sixteen states. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Ngarchelong is the name of an administrative division of the country of Palau. ... Ngardmau is one of Palaus sixteen states. ... Ngeremlengui is one of Palaus sixteen states. ... Ngatpang is one of Palaus sixteen states. ... Ngchesar is in Palau. ... Ngiwal is a small village of 250 people on the east side of Babeldaob, Palau. ... Map of Peleliu Peleliu (or Beliliou) is an island in the island nation of Palau. ... Here. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Angaur (Ngeaur) (391 words)
Angaur is the southernmost of the Palau Islands group in the Republic of Palau which lies about 800km (500 miles) east of Mindanao.
Heavily defended by the Japanese, Angaur's lone village overlooks its harbor on the western coast.
In 1944, in Operation Stalemate II Angaur and Peleliu were taken from the Japanese by a force comprising the First Marine Division (Reinforced) and the US Army's 81st "Wildcat" Division.
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