Oreor (ôrˈāôrˌ) [key] or Koror kôrˈrôˌ, volcanic island (c.3 sq mi/7.8 sq km; 1990 pop. 10,501), Palau, in the W Caroline Islands, W Pacific. Most of the republic's population lives there, and the island was the site of the capital from independence, in 1994, to 2006, when Melekeok became the capital. The island remains Palau's economic hub, and the country's main airport is there. A highway connects Oreor to the main harbor on Malakal Island. Oreor also was formerly known Corrora.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Oreor from Fact Monster:

  • Babeldaob - Babeldaob Babeldaob or Babelthuap,volcanic island, 143 sq mi (370 sq km), largest island of Palau, ...
  • Palau - Palau Palau , officially Republic of Palau, independent nation (2005 est. pop. 20,300), c.192 sq mi ...
  • Koror - Koror Koror, Palau: see Oreor.
  • Palau: History - History Spain held the islands for about 300 years before selling them to Germany in 1899. Japan ...
  • Encyclopedia: Pacific Islands Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Pacific Islands Political Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Pacific Islands Political Geography

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe