Aimeliik

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Aimeliik is an administrative division of the island country of Palau. It is one of the Republic of Palau's 16 states. It has an area of 52 km² and a population of 270 (census 2005). State capital is the village of Mongami.

The island is the location to Palau's largest powerplant. The state is also a short distance from the international airport. In the village of Medorm there is the highest powered short wave radio station in Palau. This is owned and operated by High Adventure Ministries originally from the USA but now owned by a consortium of Chinese national churches. It comprises four short wave transmitters two are Thomson which originally came from Adventist Radio in Guam the others are a venerable Harris transmitter and a 30 year old RCA transmitter all feeding several stacked curtain arrays which are beamed on South East Asia. They operate mainly on the 9 and 15 MHz Bands.

Geography[edit]

Aimeliik is situated on the southwest corner of Babeldaob Island and it is encompassed of different types of terrains such as mangrove, swamps, rolling hills, and some steep and rugged terrains. The inhabited villages in Aimeliik inclued ( along the coast from south to the north): Imul, Ngerkeai, Chelechui, Ngchemiangel, and Medorm. The Aimeliik boundery to the north is the Tabcheding River, to the east side is the Rael Kedam ( the central ridge on Babeldaob Island), and on the southeast the boundery lies along a ridge to within a kilometer or so (south of Ngerderar River). Aimeliik is also known for its terraces, which were most likely built for agriculture and defense reasons. The state also contains one of the four Palauan bais, or men's meetinghouses, the other three are in Koror, Airai, and Melekeok.

Aimeliik is also known for its terraces, which were most likely built for agriculture and defense reasons. The state also contains one of the four Palauan bais, or men's meetinghouses, the other three are in Koror, Airai, and Melekeok.

Aimeliik bai

History[edit]

Aimeliik is one of the most ancient village in Palau. It is best known for its terraces and modern bai. Aimeliik is also known for Malsol's Tomb, the legendary spot where the warrior Malsol is burried, which is now accessible through the main road and near the Aimeliik bai. Aimeliik is commonly passed through on the main road of the Babeldaob Island.

Masol's Tomb

Commercial/Agricultural Developments[edit]

Large area of the commerce and farming come from Nekken. Most farm are substantial farming but there is also the beginning of what may be Aimeliik State's first cattle ranches.

Access[edit]

Most of the roads in the state are connected with dirt roads, excluding the recently completed paved, compact road which runs through the state. The major Airai-Aimeliik route is along the Compact Road (the Airai-Aimeliik route, which travels by the coast, was an old Japanese era route). This can bring you from the airport to the State of Aimeliik.

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Coordinates: 7°25′N 134°31′E / 7.417°N 134.517°E / 7.417; 134.517