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Palau
Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Micronesia  
Currency U.S. Dollar (USD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 459  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 21  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 44.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Melekeok (1)  
United Nations membership date 15 December 1994  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 229  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 212  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 145  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 2.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 11096.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 10348.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 7267.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 9790.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8144.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 7482.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 19.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 18.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 14.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 109 Air arrivals (Palau International Airport).  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 86 Air arrivals (Palau International Airport).  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 81 Air arrivals (Palau International Airport).  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ... UNSD estimate.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 2 UNSD estimate. 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 2 UNSD estimate.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 108.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 105.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 70.5  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.7  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -4.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 85.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 19.7 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme.  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 11.2/8.9 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme.  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 115.3 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme. 2011.  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 72.1/66.3 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme. 2005.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 20.1 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme.  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0 Data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Demography Programme. 2003-2005.  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 32.8 Age group 15 to 44 years. 2003.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 5.8/28.1  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 10.3 UNESCO estimate. 2002.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 100.4/100.7 National estimate. 2004.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 63.4 UNESCO estimate. 2002.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 0.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 166  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 88.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 3479.0 UNSD estimate.  
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