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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Palau is an archipelago of some 350 Pacific islands of which 8 are inhabited.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Palau - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



17 614 (2020) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Palau - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 30th May 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Palau - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 30th May 2021

Palau - Languages


The national languages are English External and Palauan External, the most widely spoken language. There are some 600 speakers of Sonsorol External, and 22 of Tobian External on Tobi Island.

Palau - Addresses


Recently independent of the United States of America, it still forms part of the United States’ postal system. Its state code is PW and its postal codes (ZIP Code) are 96939 and 96940.

The name of the island may be included in the address.

Please refer to the chapter on the United States of America for further information. Most addresses are post office boxes.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Palau - Post office box


This is written PO Box.

Palau - Postal codes

Palau - Postal code format graphic


Palau - Postal code format

Palau - Postal code specifics

Palau - Postal code regular expression


Palau - Postal code level of coverage


Palau - Postal code map


Palau - Administrative districts


Palau has 16 states External:

Aimeliik External
Airai External
Angaur External
Hatohobei External
Kayangel External
Koror External
Melekeok External
Ngaraard External
Ngarchelong External
Ngardmau External
Ngatpang External
Ngchesar External
Ngaremlengui External
Ngiwal External
Peleliu External
Sonsorol External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Palau


   Note: This section last updated 14th February 2023

Palau telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers begin with one of these numbers: 450-455, 77, 830-835 or 88.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/palau/ External 20230128

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