Added 2015 census results as seen in Source . Provided by Sorin Cosoveanu.
I added populations from the 2005 census, and a note about the capital.
FIPS PUB 10-4 Change Notice 13 was issued on 2008-02-04. It provides codes for the states of Palau.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, has new ISO state codes for Palau. In the table below, they are identical to the older FIPS 6-4 codes. The ISO newsletter uses Hatobohei as the spelling of the fourth state in the list. Because ISO now recognizes these as primary divisions, I've promoted them from secondary divisions.
Palau consists of some of the westernmost of the Caroline Islands, in Micronesia. Germany bought almost all of Micronesia from Spain in the 1890s. The islands were conquered by Japan, and mandated to it in 1920 by the League of Nations. The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands was created on 1947-04-02 and granted in trust to the United States. This territory was divided into districts, one of which was Palau. On 1994-10-01, Palau became a freely associated state of the United States, a status somewhere between protectorate and independent country.
Palau is divided into sixteen states.
Note: FIPS PUB 5-2 and FIPS PUB 6-4 are U.S. government standards. FIPS PUB 5-2 assigns a two-letter code and a two-digit
code to each state-level division of the United States. The codes for Palau are
70. FIPS PUB 6-4
assigns a three-digit code to each county-level division of the United States. When the FIPS 5-2 and 6-4 codes are concatenated, as in
70004 for Airai, the result is a code that uniquely identifies a county-level division of the United States. Since Palau
became an independent country ("freely associated state") in 1994, these codes may no longer be applicable.
Note: The capital is located in Ngerulmud, which is a village or settlement in Melekeok state.
Palau includes a chain of islands running from Tobi in the southwest to Kayangel Atoll in the northeast. The largest, and the site of the capital, is Babelthuap Island.
The UN LOCODE page for Palau lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.
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