Flag of Palau

Palau Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesPW, PLW, 585
Official NameRepublic of Palau
Government TypePresidential Republic in Free Association with the United States
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
Calling Code+680
Member OfUnited Nations, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum
PopulationApproximately 18,000
Total Area459 km²
Highest PointMount Ngerchelchuus (242 meters, 794 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 15,000
Life Expectancy73 years
Internet TLD.pw

Palau National Anthem

Belau rekid (Our Palau)

Palau is coming forth with strength and power,
By her old ways abides still every hour.
One country, safe, secure,
One government under the glowing, floating soft light,
Shall stand forever more.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Palau Flag

The national flag of Palau was officially adopted on January 1, 1981, when the island group separated from the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The flag is light blue with a large yellow disk shifted slightly to the hoist side of the center.

The flag’s design symbolizes the moon over Palau, with the blue field representing Palau’s independence within the framework of its Compact of Free Association with the United States. The light blue color also evokes the ocean and the sky, essential elements of Palauan geography and culture. The golden disk represents the moon, which plays a significant role in Palauan mythology and tradition. It is said to bring peace, love, and tranquility to the islands.

The flag’s color scheme was chosen to distinguish it from those of other Pacific nations and to represent the unique attributes of Palau. The flag was designed to reflect the nation’s move towards self-governance and independence.

Since its adoption, the flag has become a symbol of national pride and unity in Palau. It is displayed prominently on public buildings, at official events, and in international contexts, symbolizing the sovereignty and identity of this young nation. The flag embodies the spirit of the Palauan people, their culture, and their connection to their beautiful island nation.