Ngerulmud, capital city of Palau

stunning lagoon

Ngerulmud is the young capital of Palau, established in 2006 when the government moved its offices from Koror, the former capital. Located on the country's second-largest island, Melekeok, the capital is near many significant stone sights, including Odalmelech, traditional gods carved from stone, Lomech er Ngii el mora Ngeremecheluch, an ancient stone path, and Did el Bad er a Beriber, a stone bridge near an ancient dock.

Palau Government

Palau Government

Carp Island platform to enjoy the view

Carp Island platform to enjoy the view

MELEKEOK Sate Government Office

MELEKEOK Sate Government Office

underwater life between carp island and german channel

Underwater life between carp island and german channel

near blue hole

Near blue hole

near milky way rock islands

Near milky way rock islands

Koror Palau

Ngerulmud Geographical Location

Ngrulmud is located on the central eastern coast of the island Babeldaob, Palau’s largest island.

Ngerulmud Language

Palauan is the official language of Palau and is spoken by the majority of the population in addition to English.

Ngerulmud Predominant Religion

  • 41.5% Roman Catholic
  • 23% Protestant
  • 16.5% None
  • 9% Modekngei
  • 5% Seventh Day Adventist
  • 1% Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • 4% Other

Modekgnei is unique to Palau and embraces animist and Christian beliefs.

Ngerulmud Currency

The official currency of Palau is the US Dollar.

Ngerulmud Climate

It rains throughout the year in Ngerulmud with the heaviest rainfall occurring between May and September. The temperatures are consistently hot with high humidity.

Ngerulmud Main Attractions

  • Japanese War Memorial Site
  • Aimeliik Bai
  • Malsol’s Tomb

Other Attraction in Ngerulmud

  • Badrulchau Stone Monoliths
  • Ngardmau Waterfalls

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