Peleliu (or Beliliou) is an island in the island nation of Palau. Peleliu forms, along with two small islands to its northeast, one of the sixteen states of Palau. The island is noted as the location of the Battle of Peleliu in World War II.
Peleliu is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the island of Angaur and 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of the island of Koror . Peleliu has a total area of 13 square kilometres (5.0 sq mi) As of 2000, its population was about 571, making it the third most populous state of Palau. Most of the island’s population lives in the village of Kloulklubed which is the state capital on the northwestern coast. Including the capital, there are a total of four villages: Continue reading