Gilroy Sister Cities Association
 Koror is the provisional capital of the Republic of Palau, and is located in the Caroline Island Group in the Western Pacific Ocean. Palau is approximately 550 east of the Phillippine Islands and 1,300 miles north of Australia. "A spectacular 400-mile long string of pearls laid across the Pacific" is a phrase often used to describe the Palau Islands. Only eight of the islands, however, are inhabited, and of the entire Palauan population of approximately 15,000 people, the majority live in Koror. Today's Palauans are distant relatives of the Malays of Indonesia, of the Melanesians of New Guinea, and of the Polynesians. In 1946, following World War Two in the Pacific, Palau became a member of the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, and in 1994 was granted its independence. The same year Palau was admitted to the United Nations as the 185th member nation. Koror became a Sister City of Gilroy on February 22, 1994.
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Gilroy Sister Cities Association
 Koror is the provisional capital of the Republic of Palau, and is located in the Caroline Island Group in the Western Pacific Ocean. Palau is approximately 550 east of the Phillippine Islands and 1,300 miles north of Australia. "A spectacular 400-mile long string of pearls laid across the Pacific" is a phrase often used to describe the Palau Islands. Only eight of the islands, however, are inhabited, and of the entire Palauan population of approximately 15,000 people, the majority live in Koror. Today's Palauans are distant relatives of the Malays of Indonesia, of the Melanesians of New Guinea, and of the Polynesians. In 1946, following World War Two in the Pacific, Palau became a member of the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, and in 1994 was granted its independence. The same year Palau was admitted to the United Nations as the 185th member nation. Koror became a Sister City of Gilroy on February 22, 1994.