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					Palau
                                                      Region Oceania-Micronesia
                                                    Currency U.S. Dollar (USD)
                            Surface area (square kilometres) 459
                          Population in 2009 (estimated, 000) 20
         Population density in 2009 (per square kilometre) 44.6
                   Capital city and population in 2009 (000) Melekeok (1)
                            United Nations membership date 15 December 1994
 Economic indicators                                              2000           2005         2009
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$)                   120            145          204
GDP: Growth rate at constant 1990 prices (annual %)                 0.3             5.5          2.9
GDP per capita (current US$)                                   6 217.9        7 188.3       9 953.6
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$)            6 480.9        7 512.3      10 228.6
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP)                           25.4           14.5         19.1
                                             a
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000)                           58             86           83b
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent)                    2c              2c           2bc
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants)                   ...         69.7          98.8
 Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) d                              2010-2015               0.5
Urban population growth rate (average annual %)                          2010-2015               1.4
Rural population growth rate (average annual %)                          2010-2015              –4.7
Urban population (%)                                                          2010              83.4
                                     de
Population aged 0-14 years (%)                                                2010              20.5
                                                              de
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total)                     2010          10.5/8.0
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) d                                           2010             115.5
                                                       f
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years)                      2010-2015         72.1/66.3g
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) f                          2010-2015              20.1h
                                               f
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman)                            2010-2015               2.0i
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) jk                              2006-2009              32.8l
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population)               mid-2010          5.8/28.1
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR                                   end-2009                12
                                                    m
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP)                             2005-2010              10.3n
                                                                      m
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2005-2010                 97.7/98.0
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) m                    2005-2010              63.4n
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%)                               2010               0.0
 Environmental indicators
Threatened species                                                            2010              128
Forested area (% of land area)                                                2008             87.6
CO 2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita)          2007          213/9.6
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent)                      2008          3 473.0
a Air arrivals (Palau International Airport). b 2008. c UNSD estimate. d Data compiled by the United
Nations Demographic Yearbook system. e Data refer to the latest available census. f Published by the
Secretariat of the Pacific Community. g 2005. h 2004-2006. i 2003-2005. j Age group 15 to 44 years. k
All women of reproductive age, irrespective of marital status. l 2003. m UNESCO estimate. n 2002.

				
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