Southwest Islands (Palau)

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The Southwest Islands of Palau are several small islands spread across the Pacific Ocean, about 600 km from the main island chain of Palau. The nearshore islands to the southwest of the main island of Palau (Babelthuap), which belong to the states of Koror, Peleliu and Angaur and to the unincorporated Rock Islands of Palau, are not considered part of the Southwest Islands.

The Southwest Islands, grouped by states, from north to south:

  • Sonsorol
    • Fanna (Fana)
    • Sonsorol (Dongosaro)
    • Pulo Anna (Puro)
    • Merir (Melieli)
  • Hatohobei
    • Tobi Island (Hatohobei)
    • Helen Reef (Hotsarihie)
    • Transit Reef (Pieraurou)

Coordinates: 5°20′N 132°13′E / 5.333°N 132.217°E / 5.333; 132.217