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. They make up the Palauan states of Sonsorol and Hatohobei. The nearshore islands to the southwest of the main island of Palau (Babelthuap), which belong to the states of Koror, Peleliu and Angaur and the unincorporated Rock Islands, are not considered part of the Southwest Islands.

The Southwest Islands, grouped by their state, from north to south, are:

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