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Palau boatyard on Malakal Island, August 1973
Palau boatyard on Malakal Island, August 1973

Koror is the state comprising the main commercial center of the country of Palau. It consists of several islands, the most prominent being Koror Island (also Oreor Island). Image File history File links Boatyard_koror. ... Image File history File links Boatyard_koror. ... Koror is the largest state of the country of Palau. ...


The state of Koror (population 14,000 as of 2004) contains about 90% of the population of the country. The nation's capital and largest town, also called Koror is located here. The town has a population of 11,200 and is located at 7°21'38" North, 134°28'45" East (7.360556, 134.479167). [1] 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The island of Koror is connected by bridges to two neighboring islands:

  • Ngerekebesang Island, the site of Palau's second-largest town, Meyuns, with a population of 1,200.
  • Malakal Island, the site of Koror's port.

Koror Island is also connected by a bridge to state of Airai in the island of Babeldaob, where Koror's airport is located. A new capital for the country is planned to be constructed in Melekeok. Although little else has been built, there is a replica of the United States Capitol building rising from the island's jungles. Malakal Island is an island in the state of Koror, Palau. ... Airai, located on the southern coast of Babeldaob island, is the second-most populous state of Palau. ... Babeldaob (also Babelthuap) is the largest island in the island nation of Palau. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as home for Congress, the legislative branch of the United States federal government. ... Photo of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, December 2003. ... Box Log Falls, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia. ...


Tourism

  • There are 22 hotels and 8 motels.

Other

  • Koror is one of the tribe names in the Palau version of the reality TV show "Survivor".

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Koror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (219 words)
Koror is the state comprising the main commercial center of the country of Palau.
The state of Koror (population 14,000 as of 2004) contains about 90% of the population of the country.
Koror Island is also connected by a bridge to state of Airai in the the island of Babeldaob, where Koror's airport is located.
Koror --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust! (599 words)
The marina at Koror, one of the Caroline Islands
Koror city serves as the provisional capital of Palau while a new capital is being constructed at Melekeok in eastern Babelthuap.
Koror harbour has several large natural anchorages, the most important of which is Ngemelachel—now the city's industrial and shipping suburb.
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