Eil Malk

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Eil Malk
Rock Islands of Palau
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 7°9′15″N 134°21′45″E / 7.15417°N 134.36250°E / 7.15417; 134.36250Coordinates: 7°9′15″N 134°21′45″E / 7.15417°N 134.36250°E / 7.15417; 134.36250
Archipelago Mecherchar Islands, Palau Islands
Area 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Width 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Highest elevation 82 m (269 ft)
unincorporated area Rock Islands
Population 0
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)

Eil Malk or Mecherchar is the main island of the Mecherchar Islands, an island group of Palau in the Pacific Ocean. In a more narrow sense, just the southeastern peninsula of Mecherchar is called Eil Malk.[1] It is located 23 kilometers southeast of Koror near the fringing reef of Palau.

Eil Malk (Mecherchar)

This densely wooded island has the shape of a letter Y, is up to 6 km long and 4.5 km wide. There are more than 10 small lakes on the island. Most well known is the Jellyfish Lake in the east of the island.

Eil Malk is uninhabited, but there has been at least one village, perhaps three villages in the period between 1200 and 1450.[2]


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