Palau population: 18,066

Palau is one of the greatest island countries in the world. This country is located in the Western Pacific Ocean. This country is quite large, and it includes 340 islands that form the Western chain of the Caroline Islands. Among all these, the most populous island is Koror. The neighbor countries of this country are the Philippines, Indonesia, and Micronesia. This is one of the biggest island countries across the whole world.

Largest cities by population in Palau

The country has only one city that can be considered as a city. The only city of Palau is Koror. There are several more towns and villages in this country. The towns and villages include Airai, Kloulklubed, Meyungs, Melekeok, Ollie, Elab, etc. Melekeok is the registered capital of the island country.

Palau population history

Palau is very little as a country, and naturally, the population of the country is also quite low. The country has a population of 17907 people. But the population density in this country is 46 people per square kilometer. This country has the 224th largest population around the whole world.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 18,094 0.48% 86 39 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,794,798,739 222
2019 18,008 0.56% 101 39 99.20% 17,869 0.00% 7,713,468,100 222
2018 17,907 0.56% 99 39 98% 17,556 0.00% 7,631,091,040 222
2017 17,808 0.47% 83 39 96.80% 17,245 0.00% 7,547,858,925 222
2016 17,725 0.34% 60 39 95.60% 16,939 0% 7,464,022,049 222
2015 17,665 -0.33% -58 38 94.20% 16,638 0% 7,379,797,139 222
2010 17,955 -1.92% -365 39 85.30% 15,315 0% 6,956,823,603 223
2005 19,781 0.70% 135 43 71.60% 14,163 0% 6,541,907,027 221
2000 19,105 2.17% 388 42 70.60% 13,487 0% 6,143,493,823 221
1995 17,164 2.65% 421 37 71.80% 12,324 0% 5,744,212,979 221
1990 15,058 2.17% 306 33 69.70% 10,500 0% 5,327,231,061 221
1985 13,528 2.12% 270 29 68.20% 9,228 0% 4,870,921,740 221
1980 12,179 -1.15% -145 26 62.60% 7,626 0% 4,458,003,514 219
1975 12,904 1.79% 219 28 58.20% 7,507 0% 4,079,480,606 217
1970 11,811 1.43% 162 26 58% 6,855 0% 3,700,437,046 217
1965 11,003 2.40% 246 24 41.50% 4,570 0% 3,339,583,597 217
1960 9,771 3.26% 290 21 56.10% 5,479 0% 3,034,949,748 218
1955 8,322 2.26% 176 18 54.90% 4,570 0% 2,773,019,936 217

Palau population forecast

Palau has seen a regular increase in the population from the last few years. The population growth rate in Palau is 0.48%. The country is supposed to achieve a population of 19032 in the next 35 years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 18,094 0.48% 86 39 N.A. N.A. 0% 7,794,798,739 222
2025 18,360 0.29% 53 40 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,184,437,460 222
2030 18,476 0.13% 23 40 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,548,487,400 222
2035 18,468 -0.01% -2 40 N.A. N.A. 0% 8,887,524,213 222
2040 18,324 -0.16% -29 40 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,198,847,240 222
2045 18,065 -0.28% -52 39 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,481,803,274 222
2050 17,718 -0.39% -69 39 N.A. N.A. 0% 9,735,033,990 222

Palau demographics

The people of Palau are often called as Palauan. Several ethnic groups are present in the country. There is a large number of immigrants also in the little island country. 72.5% are Palauan, 1% are Carolinian, 2.4% are Micronesian, 16.3% are Philipinos, and 1.6% are Chinese.

The official language of this country is English. Palauan is also highly used here as a local language. Japanese and Sonsorolese are the minor languages over here.

Palau religion and politics

Christianity is the main religion all over the country. 45% are Catholics, while 35% are Protestants over here. 3% are Muslims, 5.7% are Modekngeis.

This country has a unitary presidential system in the case of administration. President is the head of the country and has all the authority to control the government in this country.

Palau economy

Palau produces 322 million dollars per year as GDP. The increase rate in the GDP production of this country is quite high from the last few years. The country holds the 81st position in the case of the highest-grossing GDP every year.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%