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Palau
7°21′N 134°28′E
FAMOUS PALAUANS

HANS ONGEUNGEL
Hans Ongeungel (born 1956) is a contemporary artist from Republic of Palau. During the 1970s, he left the islands after high school to attend college in Idaho.
Much of his artwork represents the simple island life he knew during his childhood and pays homage to his Pacific Island culture. His work has been displayed internationally, but he is most prominent in the South Pacific. The Republic of Palau presented one of his paintings as a gift to the United States, it is on permanent display at the Department of the Interior.

OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES 2012
The Oceanic island nation of Palau competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fourth consecutive appearance at the Olympics.
Five Palauan athletes were selected to the team, competing only in athletics, judo, swimming, and weightlifting; all of them had participated in their first Olympics. Sprinter Rodman Teltull, the youngest male athlete of the team, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Palau, however, has yet to win its first ever Olympic medal.
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Official language(s): Palauan, English

Capital: Melekeok

Population: 20,000

Currency: US-Dollar (USD)