Koror

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Koror is the state comprising the main commercial centre of the Republic of Palau. It consists of several islands, the most prominent being Koror Island (also Oreor Island).

The state of Koror (population 14,000 as of 2004) contains about 70% of the population of the country. The nation's former 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″N 134°28′45″E / 7.36056°N 134.47917°E / 7.36056; 134.47917Coordinates: 7°21′38″N 134°28′45″E / 7.36056°N 134.47917°E / 7.36056; 134.47917. [1] As of 7 October 2006, Ngerulmud replaced Koror as Palau's capital city.

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

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

Koror Island is also connected by the Koror-Babeldaob Bridge to the state of Airai in the island of Babeldaob, where Palau International Airport is located.

Besides the former capital Koror and the town of Meyuns, there are a total of 11 hamlets in the state of Koror:

  • Ngermid
  • Ngerkeseuaol
  • Ngerchemai
  • Iyebukel
  • Idid
  • Meketii
  • Dngeronger
  • Ikelau
  • Medalaii
  • Ngerbeched
  • Ngerkebesang

Koror was the capital of the South Pacific Mandate during the period of rule by the Empire of Japan.

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