Ngerulmud Palau is the seat of the government of the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It replaced Koror City, Palau’s largest city, as capital in 2006. The settlement is located in the state of Melekeok on Babeldaob, the country’s largest island, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Koror City and 2 km (1 mile) northwest of Melekeok City.  

It is the smallest capital city in the world. The previous capital of Palau was located provisionally in Koror. The country’s constitution, ratified in 1979, directed the Palau National Congress to establish a permanent capital in Babeldaob within ten years of the constitution’s effective date. The new capital’s planning began in 1986 when a contract for the construction of the capitol complex was assigned to a Hawaii-based architecture firm, Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), which had previously designed the capitol complex of the Federated States of Micronesia, located at Palikir. Progress was slow, as Palau lacked engineers and architects, and most of the construction materials had to be imported. The population of 271 people Wikipedia.com

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Things to do Ngerulmud Palau

Not much to do in Ngerulmud. There is a monumental complex of government buildings, which you can visit very quickly. On the other hand, Babeldaob offers a variety of kayak, snorkeling, waterfalls, jellyfish lakes, and in Melekeok, there are megalithic stone sculptures known as Mengachui and Odalmelech, interesting archeological places. Ngerulmud has no hotels, restaurants, spas, museums. You can find options  at Babeldaob, Koror, Melekeok.


Nearest Landmarks Ngerulmud Palau

Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Long Island Park, Asahi Stadium, National Stadium, WCTC Shopping Center, Nikko Bay, Etpison Museum 

Tips and Lifestyle

  • You might also rent a car or get a taxi Ngerulmud is 20 minutes’ drive from the airport  
  • Melekeok is five minutes by car from Ngerulmud 
  • Ngerulmud Palau is one of the most strange capitals  

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Ngerulmud Palau is the seat of the government of the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It replaced Koror City, Palau’s largest city, as capital in 2006.
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