Meyuns

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Meyuns
City
Meyuns is located in Palau
Meyuns
Meyuns
Location in Palau
Coordinates: 7°21′07″N 134°27′14″E / 7.352°N 134.454°E / 7.352; 134.454
Country  Palau
State  Koror
Population
 • Total 1,000
Time zone Palau Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code (+680) 488

Meyuns is the second most populous city in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau, with a population of approximately 1,000. Meyuns is comparable in population to Palau's third largest city, Airai. It is located in the State of Koror, where the nation's largest city, also called Koror, is located. Other than Koror, Meyuns is the only sizable town in the state of Koror. Unlike the city of Koror, Meyuns is on Ngerekebesang Island, along with the towns of Ngerekebesang and Echang, although Meyuns is the only town that is incorporated on the island. It is linked by a causeway to Oreor Island, where the city of Koror is situated. Meyuns is the location of Belau National Hospital, the largest hospital in the country.

Education[edit]

The Ministry of Education operates public schools.

Meyuns Elementary School was built circa 1969 and expanded in 1973. It was established since Typhoon Sally destroyed Koror Elementary School in Koror, where Meyuns students previously attended. The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands administration was previously uninterested in building a school in Melyuns.[1]

Palau High School in Koror is the country's only public high school, so children from this community go there.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meyuns Elementary School." Ministry of Education (Palau). Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "About." Palau High School. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.

Coordinates: 7°21′07″N 134°27′14″E / 7.352°N 134.454°E / 7.352; 134.454